Fish-hooked pelican on the mend

Photo by Paul Berry
Photos by Paul Berry

We recently wrote on this blog about yet another Brown Pelican brought to us with multiple fish hook injuries, including one in the bird’s neck. Click here to see IBR rehab technician Kelly Berry remove the hooks from this animal.

Thankfully, Berry reports that the bird is doing very well and is now living in the aviary. “The neck wound, which was a deep hole, has almost contracted fully, and the remaining injuries are all resolved,” Berry said. The bird remains on antibiotics until the neck wound is fully closed and healed.