Saturday, December 06, 2014

Gannet Rescue on the Beach

During the week of Thanksgiving, we decided to go down to Florida to visit some friends.   One of my top requests was that we would go to the beach.  So on Monday, we headed to a beach near Destin, FL.  It was a beautiful day and the beach was not to busy.  

While taking a walk on the beach, we came up to an immature gannet that was obviously too weak to fly away.  It was cool to be able to see the seabird up close.

Sarah and Ben contacted Kelly to let him know the situation.  We soon made a plan to help rescue the gannet.

Here is Kelly cradling the gannet.

We were able to drop off the gannet at a local rescue.

We thought it was interesting that the last time we went to the beach with Sarah and Kelly, we found an injured loon.  I guess just having Ben and Kelly together makes the chances of encountering wildlife increase.  Unfortunately, we found out this week that even with some extra food and attention, the gannet did not survive.  

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