Rare bird gets peg leg after losing limb in golf accident

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Sandhill crane fitted with prosthesis to replace leg shattered by golf ball on B.C. course

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.

Read the rest of the story and see the video here: 
 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/03/24/bc-sandhill-crane-prosthetic-leg.html

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.

 

 

 

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