Tangled loon rescued
August 4, 2012
By LISA M. HOFFMANN – Staff Writer , The Daily News
FELCH – A loon entangled in fishing line was rescued from Groveland Mine Pond in Dickinson County by volunteers, and it was successfully rehabilitated and released.
Phyllis Carlson of Quinnesec, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, said while out kayaking in the northern part of the county in late July, she received a voicemail from the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital and the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office regarding a loon that was in distress at the Groveland Mine Pond in Felch.
A loon is a large diving waterbird with a black or grey head and pointed bill. Loons also have short legs set far under the body. They breed by lakes in northern latitudes and having wailing calls.
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