Video: Cape Ann Residents Rescue Baby Cormorant

Last night (Oct 17) a makeshift surgical team — including two nurses — rescued a baby cormorant that had become entangled in some fishing hooks, line and sinker.  The cormorant was found on the edge of the road at the corner of Beach and Granite at 8:30pm in Rockport. It was barely able to walk because the fishing line was wrapped around the bird’s wing and right leg. One hook was in his foot and one in his wing. Part of the fishing line had grown into the wing, but it was not infected  After more than 30 minutes of “surgery,” the cormorant’s right foot and wing were freed from two hooks, some line and a large sinker.  It was then released at Back Beach where it immediately walked to the water and swam away.  Surgical team members included Mike & Paula Giblin, Elizabeth Fox and Ken Nolet of Rockport, and Peter Rosamilia of Gloucester; cell phone video was taken by Anne Jones, who also did some timely Cormorant handling research. 

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