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Old 02-08-15, 04:35 AM
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Did a partially failed rescue the other day,young Graylag with fishing line round one leg over its back and round the other,it was walking on one leg.
I was on my own but a caught it and got some of the line off and cut through the piece going over its back.Anyway it escaped from me before i had finished,i remember from the 70s when i worked on duck and chicken farms we used to cross the wings on birds due for culling and they didn't move.Decided it was not a good idea to try it without knowing if it was safe,this poor guy had enough problems.
He was still there yesterday but i couldn't get anywhere near him.
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Old 03-08-15, 09:39 AM
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Sad to see, fishing line is a pain!

I hope you manage to free the Greylag of the remaining line but I suppose now it has more movement catching it will be more difficult.

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Old 04-08-15, 08:24 PM
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Years ago when I was a part time water bailiff I had to release a Heron that was tangled up in nylon line and stuck in a willow bush. The only thanks I got was a gash in my arm requiring several stitches,like a blooming dagger those Heron bills. Not even any brownie points from the angling club when I pointed out the perils of nylon line left on river banks.
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