Melbourne Beach, Florida

Outdoor Resorts of America

Spring 2008 - Part D

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On this day’s walk I saw a hurt Northern Gannet. Evidently when it dove on a fish
it must have hit the water/wave wrong and broke a wing. As I was walking up
two couples were running out into the water to try and save it. The waves were
pushing it around and it kept going under water.

A Northern Gannet in flight.

The waves kept pushing him to shore.
He tried to snap at the fellow trying to pick him up.

The waves have him almost up on the beach.

He clamped down on the towel and they dragged him up on the beach.

They had to work to get the towel away from him.

They wrapped a hair band around his beak to keep him from snapping.

After calling animal protective they were told where to take it.
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