|A loon. Click for photo credit.|
One story that we found particularly interesting is one about a loon that was poisoned with lead. Lead is a terrible pollutant for birds, particularly because it has been (and in some cases continues to be) in bullets and lead shot in shotguns. Birds eat the small lead particles and become poisoned.
This post from the blog detailes how a loon was found in pretty bad shape on a shoreline. After realizing through x-ray that the loon swallowed lead particles and would soon die, it was decided to conduct surgery on the bird. The loon fully recovered and was released back into the wild.
The Raptor Education Group is a non-profit organization in my home state of Wiscsonsin near Antigo.
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