Secret World Wildlife Rescue releases heron

PUBLISHED: 21:00 10 April 2018

Horace being released back to the wild.

Horace being released back to the wild.

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A heron which was found dying of starvation has been released by Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

The East Huntspill charity cared for the bird, known as Horace, when he was discovered by two members of the public.

He was taken to the charity’s base in New Road for food and care, with his weight soon increasing from 1kg to a much healthier 1.5kg.

Animal carer Sarah Tingvoll said: “When Horace was due to be released, we contacted the two members of the public who found and saved him.

“They were keen to be involved in his release.

“We took Horace back to the site where he was found so he was on familiar territory.

“Once released, he instantly flew to a high tree top to wait until everyone had gone.

“We left his feeding bowl nearby with a hearty meal to tide him over and soon he will start catching his own fresh food.”

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