I went to the Chickamauga Dam on February 2nd 2012 to make some pictures. This is the last of six blog entries of pictures from that one day. Some days are better than others! I made a few Great Blue Heron pictures but this one bird really caught my eye.
Great Blue Heron
The first thing I noticed is that it had a strand of yellow monofilament fishing line hanging off of it. I believe, though I don’t have a clear picture to show it, that this bird had a fish hook in it’s left wing that the line is connected to.
Great Blue Heron with Fishing Line Attached
In order to see the line you must click on the image for the full size version.
When I got too close and the Heron flew away I was amazed to see a fish hook with sinker imbedded in the birds leg. I didn’t get a good full shot of the bird as it flew away but I did get a very clear shot of the hook in it’s leg. I like fishing but seeing this makes me consider giving it up.
Great Blue Heron with Fish Hook Embedded in it’s Leg
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