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Melissa Mayntz

Cormorant With a Camera

By November 18, 2012

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Swimming and diving birds often get tangled in weeds or debris - fishing line is a critical threat - but a double-crested cormorant in Saskatchewan recently got tangled in something more substantial. According to CBCNews, the bird had a camera strap around its neck, still attached to a small camera. A compassionate woman was able to remove the camera and the bird flew off, happy to be lightened of its load.

Examining the camera revealed a still-accessible memory card filled with fishing photos and other images. The photos were posted to Facebook in an effort to find the owner, and a man featured in some of the shots noticed and contacted the woman to help reunite the camera with its owner. The camera had been lost on a fishing trip several months ago, but thanks a fishing cormorant, the equipment and the memories it contains have been recovered.

Cormorant Fishing
Photo Andrea Westmoreland

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