Heron dies after being shot with an air gun in South Cumbria
RSPCA inspectors were called to rescue the water bird after he was found with a severely broken wing on Helm Road in Bowness on Tuesday morning.
He was rushed into care at Kendal College Animal Rescue Centre. Vets x-rayed the bird and found he had been shot in his right wing with a metal air gun pellet.
The pellet had completely fractured the bird's right humerus and he was so severely injured vets felt the kindest option was to put him to sleep.
RSPCA inspector Will Lamping said: “This poor heron was very distressed and would’ve been in so much pain with a broken wing and the air gun... read more
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