Moorhen: Bubble & Squeak
We were called out by the fantastic team at TRL in Crowthorne to rescue some Moorhens yesterday.They had the whole family (mum, dad & 4
babies) living in their outdoor carpark. Unfortunately, dad and 2 of the babies had been killed by cars. They were incredibly skitty and kept darting out in front of the cars leaving them no time for people to stop.
So it was up to us to save the remaining two - and mum if we could! It didn't take too long for the two of us to catch the babies but mum became a bit of an issue. There was just nowhere that was small enough for us to be able to corner her - as it is all open car park.
We tried our best but were unable to catch Mum. We made the decision to take the babies with us as they would have probably been hit by cars too and we did not want to risk it.
The guys there are going to create an area and get mum used to feeding in it so they will be able to catch her themselves.
These two cuties have now moved onto Swan Support for the last part of their release. They were doing really well here but needed more space than we could give them. Good luck!!
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