Here’s an urban animal rescuer in Germany removing a hook from a swan’s leg and releasing a rehabilitated fox:
Did you notice the little fuzzy cygnets paddling around the pair of adult swans before Stefan Bröckling so deftly captured the injured party? So cute!
My daughter and I rescued an injured seagull from a supermarket parking lot several years ago. It had been hit by a car (I think) and lost the use of a wing.
I called a local seabird rescue place to report it, and they said they couldn’t send anyone to capture it, but told me if we brought it to them, they’d give it medical attention.
The thing about seagulls? They’re FAST! It took us the better part of an hour to corral the critter, which we chased between parked cars, under shopping carts and over median strips. We finally cornered it in a flower bed, threw a towel over it and placed it gently in a cardboard box for the hour-plus trip to the seabird rescue.
My daughter sat in the backseat cradling the box, with the gull shrieking and raising hell inside. At one point, as we neared the top of a very tall bridge, it nearly escaped. I pictured it leaping over the seat and pecking at my eyes, causing me to lose control of the car and plummet over the guardrail into the bay 400-plus feet below.
But luckily, my daughter was able to contain it, and we delivered it to the rescue place without further incident.
Anyhoo, hope your Friday is going well.