An Unexpected Visitor


loon This beautiful bird visited us after getting into some trouble.  This is a common loon. His only injuries were multiple damaged and bleeding toes.  The loon is an amazing water bird, but can't actually take off from land, so if they accidentally mistake a shiny water covered road or parking lot for water, they can injure themselves during landing, and then not be able to take off again. This is what we think happened to this bird. Our visiting vet student Jennifer cared for his wounds, and he's off to heal and eventually be released again-onto a nice, full body of water this time.