VIDEO: Wildlife rescuers free pigeon trapped at Lewes station

Wildlife rescuers free trapped pigeon from Lewes Railway Station SUS-170221-084021001
Wildlife rescuers free trapped pigeon from Lewes Railway Station SUS-170221-084021001

Wildlife rescuers were called to Lewes Railway Station last night (Monday, February 20) to free a pigeon trapped in netting.

Volunteers Kai Ahmed, Laura Carrick, Fiona Palmer and Chris Riddingto from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) attended after a number of taxi drivers called the charity to express concerns.

When rescuers arrived they found the pigeon tangled inside the netting and used ladders to reach the bird and cut it free.

Kai said: “Chris went up first and managed to grab the birds legs to prevent it escaping elsewhere in the netted off area, whilst I reached in and managed to grab the bird and gently lower it through the netting where Chris had cut a hole.”

Chris said: “The poor pigeon was underweight and needed to be taken back to WRAS’s Casualty Centre for care. All too often birds are getting trapped in netting which is either badly erected or not maintained.”

At WRAS’s Casualty Centre the pigeon was given fluids by Casualty Manager Katie Nunn-Nash and bedded down and was soon tucking into food.

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