On Monday, fisherman alerted one of the BCCB seasonal employees, Mike Hagen, that a pelican seemed to be having some trouble in the lake. After repeated attempts by Naturalists Caitlin Savage and Aaron Askelson to grab the bird were unsuccessful, Aaron went into the water after the bird. Aaron was able to recover the pelican and bring it to shore. The lure pictured was removed from the bird’s feet. It had one hook in each foot, which made it impossible for the bird to take flight or swim effectively.
This is a great reminder that lures and fishing line can be a severe hazard to wildlife, say conservation officials.
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