wildlife carers release rescued heron after recovery
heron that was so weak it wasnt expected to survive has been
rescued and released back into the wild by local wildlife carers
in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
last month's snowfall, the heron - which was named Horace by carers
- was unable to find food and was found very cold and weak.
heron had been found by two members of the public in Aisholt and
brought into Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill by volunteer
response driver Graeme Thompson.
he arrived, the staff didnt expect him to survive the night.
However, with food, rest under the heat lamp and a bit of love and
care, Horace has thrived. His weight went from a concerning 1kg
to a healthier 1.5kg.
heron was cared for by Secret World animal carer Sarah Tingvoll,
who told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "When Horace was due to be released,
we contacted the two members of the public who found and saved him.
They were keen to be involved in his release."
took Horace back to the site where he was found, so that he was
on familiar territory. Once released, he instantly flew to a high
tree top to wait until everyone had gone. We left his feeding bowl
nearby with a hearty meal to tide him over and soon he will start
catching his own fresh food."