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Photos: Egret Unable To Fly Or Walk Rescued In West Babylon

A Suffolk County officer attempts to save an injured egret. Photo Credit: Suffolk County Police Department
An injured egret is captured by police to be taken for treatment. Photo Credit: Suffolk County Police Department
The bird is captured. Photo Credit: Suffolk County Police Department

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. 

The injured bird.

Suffolk County Police Department

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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