Briefs of February 2012 wild life rescues-PFA Bangalore
Total of 156 rescues which comprise 4 Barn owls, 8 Bonnet Macaques, 4 Black Nape Hare, 1 Chekered Keel Black Snake, 61 Cobras, 1 Crow, 3 Doves, 27 Kites, 1 Little Carmorant, 1 Koel, 2 Munias, 8 Parakeets, 11 Rat Snakes, 1 Red Sand Boa, 8 Russell Vipers, 2 Spotted Owlets, 10 Squirrels, 1 Streaked Kukri Snake, 1 Trinket Snake, 1 White Cheek Barbet.
PFA conducted a training and awareness program on “Reptile rescue” at Hosur as per the request of ACF Padma in order to train rangers and gaurds of the forest department. DFO also advised and requested to conduct camps at PFA shelter for selected gaurds and provide them practical training in our regular urban wild life rescue.
Out of 4 Barn owls rescued in the month, one Barn Owl which was stuck to Pest control adhesive was rescued at Shankar nagar-G K Motors by rescue staff member Chetan and brought to shelter at the right time. The glued feathers were cut off and the bird was released successfully after its medication course of 10 days. Another one which hit to transparent glass of a building in RT Nagar was rescued and medicated successfully and was soft released in our campus. Other two Barn Owls rescued were with broken wing bones and could not be saved.
A young Bonnet Macaque was in captivity with Mr Rudranna in Kamakshipalya.The monkey was kept in a small cage which has caused Kyphosis and lack of mental firmness. Mr Rudranna was sensitized about his felonious offence and the monkey was brought to PFA. Thoug it was too late for the monkey repented Rudranna pays continuous visit to shelter travelling 80 kms to serve fruits & vegetables for other monkeys at the shelter.
Bonnet Macaque rescued at Kanakpura by our Primate rescuers “Vikas & Somu” at nightly hours was in a state of paralysis. The monkey has been treated for 8 days by Massage Therapy and has recovered from the trauma.
Bonnet Macaque fallen from height of a building at Vidyapeta Circle had many open injuries and the monkey was treated with sutures and antibiotics. As there were no fractures the monkey is improving and injuries are drying fast in care at the shelter.
A Black nape hare hunted for table purpose of was ceased by the police and the same was released in the Bantnal reserve forest range by PFA staff & Police.
A Cobra hit by stone in a water sump, a cobra injured less severely by a bike’s run over and a cobra rescued form chain sprocket of a pulsar bike with grease all over body were treated at shelter and released in wild after the complete recovery.
Main Shiva temples of the city were on vigil on Sivarathri and 2 cobras were confiscated from snake charmers by volunteers at Airport road Shiva Temple .
Mr Hitesh a real estate employee rescued a Black Kite hit to glass in the building at a construction site and brought it to shelter. The kite was released successfully after the healings of the wounds and injury.
A Little Cormorant was spotted by Ms Karuna resident of BTM lay out in her backyard. The bird was rescued, treated and released successfully at Mylasandra Lake Forest Range .
A white cheek Barbet hit by stone at PES College , Hoskerhalli was rescued by Volunteers and the bird was in care for 10 days and was released successfully.
2 Orphaned Spotted owlet nestlings in a residence at RR Nagar are being nurtured at shelter.
A Red Sand Boa was rescued at Banaswadi Railway station and released at Bantnal Forest range in presence of Cell officers.
Awareness programme for Children from “Spastics Society of Karnataka”-an NGO that works for the welfare of children with neuromuscular disability was conducted at our knowledge centre. The society thanked very much for all volunteers for the hosting and the challenged children expressed their content towards their experience at shelter.