Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Painful Penny

Penny is undoubtedly suffering some pain after the hook extractions, the right leg in particular. The hook was fully embedded in the middle leg joint and the line went from there to the next hook on the outer edge of her wing, then to the heavy lead weight which was trailing behind. This meant that any wing movement, or the weight being dragged and bumping along the bottom would have been pretty excruciating for her.

Today she has been resting up on the island and in the Harbour, and avoiding any use of her right leg. 

She has eaten only a small amount and flexing her webbed foot from time to time. I see no sign of swelling as yet which would indicate infection, but will continue to keep a close eye on her.  

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