MORUYA resident Diana Honan spotted a Magpie in the Riverside Park area, which appeared to have a large fishing sinker caught around it.
Honan photographed the bird, and says “on closer examination of the photos, it showed a large tumor attached to the unfortunate bird”.
She provided a copy of the photo to the Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES), with the idea that surgery may be required.
WIRES media officer, Justin McKee said, “WIRES volunteers have been out looking for the animal on four separate occasions and will continue our search and rescue.
“WIRES understands this magpie potentially has a tumour and there may be other medical conditions to investigate and we will act in the best interests of the animal.”
WIRES relies on the public to call when injured native animals are found, and on volunteers to help with animal rescue and rehabilitation.
For more information about becoming a WIRES rescuer or carer, or to make a tax deductible donation, please see www.wires.org.au
If you come across an animal in need, contact WIRES on 1300 094 737.
To make a donation to the annual winter appeal, go to www.wires.org.au. All donations over $2 are entirely tax deductible.