One fishing hook can make dinner miserable for any bird.
This month our veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Duerr performed surgery on a beautiful Black-crowned Night-Heron at our Los Angeles Wildlife Center. The heron had ingested a hook which became lodged in its stomach tissue. During surgery Dr. Duerr created a small incision and was able to carefully remove the hook and stitch up the heron.
The patient is doing well and recuperating in one of our outdoor enclosures. We wish it a swift recovery!