‘Bird of prey’ entangled in kite strings rescued

An Indian Kite (bird of prey) was found hanging on a treetop badly entangled in kite strings


Our Correspondent May 27, 2021

RAWALPINDI:

In a commendable effort, a Rescue-1122 team liberated an Indian Kite stuck in a web of flying kite strings on a tree in the Municipal Football Stadium in Asghar Mall scheme within the least possible response time.

An Indian Kite (bird of prey) was found hanging on a treetop badly entangled in kite strings and was making efforts to release itself from the painful snare, Ali Jabir a local resident speaking to the media said.

He said: "I go jogging daily in the stadium where I saw a bird of prey badly enmeshed in kite strings. I tried to release the bird but it was hanging over a distance of 15 feet and it was not possible to reach there and it left all my efforts in vain."

Jabir said after making futile efforts he called Rescue 1122 to help rescue the bird where the staff along with a fire rescue vehicle and ambulance reached the spot within five minutes of his phone call.

The team efficiently set its vehicle and rescued the bird which was released after removing kite string from its neck and wings and was also administered first aid.

The team members comprising Rizwan, Umer, Hamid, Zahid and Bashir lovingly handled the bird and released it free after ensuring that it had been revived to normal condition. It may be mentioned that Rescue 1122 have been providing services to protect wild species, stray dogs, cats and even snakes reported in homes of rural areas of the garrison city.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 27th, 2021.

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