Cub Scouts Deliver Injured Longtail To Safety

July 5, 2010

This past weekend an injured longtail was rescued and safely delivered to the Bermuda Aquarium courtesy of a group of Cub Scouts who discovered the injured bird while camping on Long Island.

The longtail was found by one of the Cub Scouts [aged 8-11] on the beach area unable to move. The Scout alerted an adult, and removed his shirt to use it to make a bed for the longtail. The specialists at the Bermuda Aquarium were contacted, and the bird was delivered to them courtesy of a boat trip provided by one of the Scout’s fathers.

Update: The Aquarium staff say that the “bird is currently being assessed and because it has eaten since being brought in, we are hopeful that the bird will recover and eventually be returned to the wild. Our thanks to the Cub Scouts for rescuing the injured longtail, they are to be commended for their swift action.”

The longtail is pictured below, click to enlarge to full size:

bermuda longtail injured

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