This evening began uneventfully–until I received the call. For about three hours prior, I had been feverishly engrossed in writing the second article in a series for Lake Currents on distressed properties. I needed a break! And boy, the adventure began, definitely taking me away from my task! The call was from Sue Benton, a fabulous neighbor I hadn’t yet met! She had been given my name by Kayley, a wildlife rehabilitator, who knew of my affinity for wildlife, especially swans.
Sue was crying…having desperately been trying to find some assistance for an injured swan on the lake. After countless phone calls trying to find a crate large enough to house a swan but small enough to fit in my car, finding the owners of the home where Sue last saw the swan from across the lake, came the question: how do you capture a swan???
The end result, after many hours on the rescue mission, was that Sue, her husband, and I were able to capture her, in the dark I might add! It certainly is helpful that swans are white! To be honest, it was much easier than I anticipated, unfortunately because the poor swan can’t walk more than a few steps without collapsing! Thanks to Jodi, Joann, Lois, Wayne, and the Hardings (from whose yard we captured the bird), and of course, the Bentons, for their part in this collaborative effort. The swan, named Lucky Lucy by Sue, is now in a crate in my bedroom as I write this post. Tomorrow, Lucky Lucy is off to see Kayley for her thoughtful care. Everyone, please wish Lucky Lucy well and hope for the best!
Until next time, “It’s another beautiful day at the lake!”