Rare bird gets peg leg after losing limb in golf accident
Friday, March 29 2013 @ 03:14 AM EDT
Contributed by: karenbills
Sandhill crane fitted with prosthesis to replace leg shattered by golf ball on B.C. course
CBC News Posted: Mar 24, 2013 5:26 PM PT Last Updated: Mar 24, 2013 5:24 PM PT
A sandhill crane, a rare sight in the Lower Mainland, is standing up again after losing a leg in an accident at a Richmond, B.C., golf course.
Elizabeth Melnick, who runs a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation centre in Abbotsford, said the bird's leg was shattered in early March when it was struck by a stray golf ball.
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Note from HWF: Apparently CBC is not aware of David Hancock's ongoing sandhill crane breeding project of many years because they did not interview him.