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Birds found tangled in fishing line on Sanibel; The do’s and don’t if you find one

On Sunday morning, the Sanibel-Captive Conservation Foundation’s Coastal Wildlife team found a royal tern and laughing gull tied together with fishing line at South Seas Island Resort, according to a recent Mind Your Line Facebook post.

They were able to successfully untangle the gull and release it but the tern had more severe injuries including a hook in its head, they said.

The tern was brought to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) where it is being treated for its injuries.

For more information about what to do if you accidentally hook a bird click here for the Do’s and Don’ts

Click to access dosanddonts.pdf

Writer:WINK News
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