Injured Blue Heron Gets Another Chance to Take Flight
This great blue heron with a wing injury recently came into the South Florida Wildlife Center. A non-essential bone was removed to make closing up the wound easier and to avoid infection. After surgery, the vet staff began laser therapy, and once he was eating well and a scab had formed over the wound, the heron was moved to the outdoor rehabilitation habitat. Once he was flying well again, the heron was successfully released to the wild.