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Offline NancyM

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Re: 2018
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2018, 05:06:36 PM »
Heartbreaking stories, booni, and obviously very frustrating for you.  Was that 3 or 4 pups all in one day this past weekend?  Yikes ...

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Re: 2018
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2018, 07:37:52 PM »

august 3 & 4 was the first pup.
august 5 was the next one.
august 13 was the Heron Rocks pup & august 16, 17, 18 is the Grassy Point one we haven*t found yet.
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Re: 2018
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2018, 03:37:57 AM »
Thank you for what you do Booni - it is so so important - and I am glad for Aaron to pitch in sometimes too.   :heart :heart :heart

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Re: 2018
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2018, 10:28:07 AM »
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Re: 2018
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2018, 07:20:59 PM »

Good news is that the Grassy Point Seal pup has been found!
Aaron nabbed him today, way over in front of Wiig Nest.
Marielle was able to compare fotos from the first day the pup was spotted to be sure this was actually the same individual.
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Re: 2018
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2018, 11:53:36 PM »
Thank you for the Hornby Rescue Team. We love you! Rajame and Mr. Raj :heart
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Re: 2018
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2018, 01:01:03 AM »
The HEART Team truly has  :heart
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Re: 2018
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2018, 09:20:01 AM »
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Re: 2018
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2018, 01:41:26 PM »
The team that keeps on giving   :heart

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Re: 2018
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2018, 06:34:06 PM »

It was just after 7:30 am on a day when i had to leave home for work in half an hour & of course i was already running short on time, when this message came in twice over.

My brother is just launching his boat and phoned me to say there is a heron right beside the boat ramp at shingle spit that looks like it wing is broken. He said it looks in really bad shape.

Yikes, now what.
This is down next to the ferry terminal.
So i called Aaron & he was game to go!
He came over & got two sizes of kennels, & off he went..
With a Heron with a broken wing, Maj told me we are better off putting them in a smaller kennel so that they don*t flap around & hurt themselves further.
He said the capture was fairly easy.
The Heron tried to run, but got caught in a rock & pretty much gave up.
Aaron had them on the 8 ferry & off to town to meet MARS.
At ten he called & the Heron had already been euthanized.
The wing was broken & twisted around facing forward.
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Re: 2018
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2018, 03:29:34 AM »
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Re: 2018
« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2018, 09:49:46 PM »
Sad, but worth trying, booni.  Thank you and Aaron for your efforts and your brother for letting you know.     :heart
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Re: 2018
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2018, 09:59:09 AM »
Thank you for the work you do. Death is certainly the ultimate healing. I am glad the Heron did not suffer longer. Bless you. :heart
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Re: 2018
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2018, 08:31:25 PM »

Got a call at 7:30 this morning.
The neighbour who worked with me on the entangled Buck went to the ferry this morning & on her way there was a Mum Deer nursing her Fawn!   :heart
On her way back, the Mum was dead.   :lumphammer8
Why can*t people slow down when they see something like this happening?
i have to work today but Aaron & my neighbour are on it.
Seems late in the season for a nursing fawn but my neighbour said the Mum*s udder was full & she did see them nursing.


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Update.
A bit of a change in the story.
Aaron & the sister of the woman who helped me rescue the Buck went back to the site & weren*t able to find the Fawn.
It turns out the woman has changed her story.
She didn*t actually see nursing or spots on the Fawn, indicating youth, & upon exam, the Mum*s udder didn*t look as though there*d been recent nursing.
So perhaps the Fawn will be able to look after themselves now.
But still...

Aaron went looking for the Fawn at Phipps Point & found a Seal pup instead.
He took pictures for Marielle & she said the pup needed to be sent in.
Jim Funk took the pup over to the next volunteer at Deep Bay, by boat, at noon today.
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Re: 2018
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2018, 10:31:34 PM »
Wow, you have been busy !!!!! Thanks for all you do. xoxo