MARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) - A man in Margate came to the rescue of a bird that was found stuck high above the ground, Monday.
That man was prepared to scale an 80-foot-tall tree to rescue the injured bird.
“Like four days ago, I heard some noise coming from my backyard, not knowing what was there, and I saw something swing from the tree,” said Sharon Feist, who spotted the bird.
Feist saw an osprey tangled in a tree inside the Margate neighborhood near Northwest 108th Street and 67th Avenue.
Members from the South Florida Wildlife Care Center were brought in to try to help.
They in turn called in an arborist, a professional who climbs trees to trim their branches.
This time, however, Nate Stuart used his skills and expertise to climb and rescue a helpless bird.
He slowly climbed up and, after some time, he finally reached the top, making contact with the bird.
A cage was then sent up and, after the bird was untangled from the branch, the animal was place inside.
“He was alert but very tired; he didn’t seem to be hugely injured,” said Stuart. “I feel good about helping the bird. The thing probably wouldn’t have lasted another day.”
The osprey is currently in the care of the South Florida Wildlife Center, where it will be nursed back to health and then released.
It is expected to make a full recovery.
If you’d like to learn more about the work done by the South Florida Wildlife Center, visit their website, www.southfloridawildlifecenter.org.
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