Magpie rescue

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Subject: Magpie rescue
From: "Christina Freestone" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 96 10:04:18 VUT
Had an eventful lunch hour yesterday.  As I was walking to the carpark I 
spotted a young magpie hanging upside down from a branch high up in a 
eucalypt tree!  It appeared to have one of its legs caught in between two 
small branches.  It was very windy and the poor bird was being buffeted 
about like anything.  An anxious parent was flying around it which further 
upset the youngster.  Since my tree climbing skills were somewhat rusty I 
decided to try and enlist help from somewhere.  Twenty minutes later the 
local CFA had turned up complete with cherry picker!  The bird was 
successfully retrieved albeit with broken leg and despatched to the local 
RSPCA for treatment and rehab!  

All in a day's work and a good practice drill for the CFA!

Christy Freestone

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