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Nearby: Police Rescue Injured Heron

The bird was found stuck on a cord between trees Thursday afternoon.

A wounded great blue heron that was stuck on a cord between trees was rescued on Mill Road in Coram Thursday afternoon, says Suffolk County Police.

Police say a 911 caller reported seeing the stuck bird around 12:14 p.m. Officers Lance Prager and Michael Coscia responded, and an employee from Alternative Earthcare Tree and Lawn Systems who happened to be working nearby for Premium Mulch and Materials provided a bucket truck and elevated with Prager more than 50 feet.

They freed the bird from the cord and put a blanket around the heron to calm it.

The heron was transported by police car to Animal Emergency Service, located at 280 Middle Country Road in Selden.

t. anderson April 12, 2013 at 12:08 AM
That is awesome! Good to know there are kind people out there willing lend a hand- thank you!

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