A bird in distress

A bird in distress
This picture finds three strangers working together to remove a tightly wound piece of fishing line from a Egyptian Goose's leg. The bird, clearly in pain, initially put up a fight - trying desperately to escape our hands. After several minutes the gentleman to the left managed to unwind the last strand of nylon.

Birds along our coast sometimes get caught up in fishing line. I wish that all fishermen would be caring and careful enough to properly dispose of discarded fishing line. Sometimes it's impossible to retrieve lost line, but often people just seem lazy and leave fishing line tangled in rocks or reeds.

Once released the limping bird headed for the water and was last seen swimming towards its friends, seemingly happier.

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