A casualty of someone’s fishing trip

Pied Shag with fish-hook and line embedded in its neck. Injuries caused by discarded fishing line and hooks are amongst the most common and serious for sea-birds. Image: Su Leslie 2019

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37 thoughts on “A casualty of someone’s fishing trip

    • It looked like the hook had been there for a while. Certainly the bird didn’t seem distressed by it; which is good I guess but it can’t be a healthy situation. I suppose if it gets infected and the bird becomes ill, someone may be able to pick it up and take it to the vet.

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    • We were both really distressed, and seriously wondering if we could have swum out and maybe picked the bird up to take to a vet.
      The only small comfort was that the bird wasn’t distressed, which made me think the hook had been there for a while. The bird seemed otherwise healthy, so I can only hope it’s ok.

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