Armed with a pool skimmer and a recycling bin, Suffolk County Police were able to rescue an injured egret that was unable to fly or walk in West Babylon.
The bird was found on the front lawn of a home on West Ninth Street, around 6:40 p.m., Monday, June 17, by a resident who called 911 to report the bird was limping and unable to fly, said the Suffolk County Police.
When First Precinct Officer Matthew Garcia, along with Emergency Service Officers Dave Katzen and Keith Charley, responded they were able to secure the egret with a pool skimmer and then put it inside a blue recycle bin and transport it to a local animal hospital for treatment.
When the egret is fully recovered it will be returned to the wild.
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