Be kind to fine-feathered friendsPosted August 13, 2007 at 5:26 PM, Filed Under: BCA News, Village Mill
along the shoreline
We see a lot of strange sights at the sailing center.Each year we find ducks and geese with fishhooks through their bills or in their necks. This year we saw a goose with a severe eye injury.
While other types of injured animals can be trapped and treated at shelters, waterfowl are harder to help because they can swim and fly away. Often they either die of their injuries or become prey to other animals. Good Samaritans who capture an injured animal can call Area Rehabbers Club (ARC) at 598-8380 or Midlothian Animal Clinic at 794-2099. Fishermen are asked to be vigilant in retrieving their lures.
People can also help by throwing beverage can plastic ring connectors in the trash, not in the lake. They can strangle waterfowl and other animals. And please do not use nondegradable balloons for your lakeside parties—they are not digestible and can harm animals.
We have had a busy summer on the community pontoon boat, the BranderBelle. We already have bookings into October. If you have an upcoming event or just want to relax on the water, please call Barb Emison or Jennifer Strader at 744-1035x104 to make reservations at least one week in advance to ensure boat and boat captain availability.
Until next time, we wish you fair winds—and a little less heat, and a little more rain between midnight
and 8 a.m.