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Dec 8, 2005

Belize City family saves injured Osprey

Story PictureUsually when we talk of living in a concrete jungle, it’s not meant to include the wildlife that actually does call Belize City home. But this afternoon one family came face to face with an animal that desperately needed their help. According to the Perez family of Berry Street, around twelve-thirty this afternoon a boy from the neighbourhood was out with his slingshot shooting at black birds. But when one wayward stone found its mark in the wing of a giant bird and left it bleeding on the ground, they knew they had to do something to save its life.

Patrick Perez
?When he shoot up the stone gone, and when he look, the same time the eagle fly pass and it ketch ah and it fly down. And when he fly down it look like he drop pan some cement blocks, so it bruk ih wing and I call unu fi try get some help for ah.?

?I?m very sorry because I know how it [the bird[ feel. They can?t talk or anything, but they inna pain and I nevah see an eagle before, but as I look pan this one I know this da wah eagle.?

This afternoon Dirk Francisco of the Belize Audubon Society identified the bird as an Osprey, a bird known to live near bodies of water, particularly the sea.

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