A Wildlife Wednesday Story
By Lauren Green, WHS Communications and Digital Media Specialist
The sound of a phone ringing in the WHS Animal Care and Control dispatch room is the cry of animal in DC who needs help. On August 7, 2013, an Animal Care and Control dispatcher listened attentively as a caller reported that an osprey, or sea eagle, was stuck in the grating of the Frederick Douglass Bridge in Southwest DC.
WHS Animal Care and Control officers flew to the scene, only to be met with startling new details - the bird was able to get free from the grating but promptly flew into the path of a truck and was hit.