The Public Information Office reports the details of an Unusual Incident involving wildlife that occurred on September 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm in Wantagh.
According to officers, the Seventh Precinct, along with the Nassau County Police Departments Emergency Service Unit and the Wantagh Fire Department responded to Wantagh Park for the report of a fledgling Osprey that was tangled in a nest that included fishing line. The bird, who attempted to fly from its nest that was 75 feet high in a light pole, was cut loose from its entanglement. The Osprey, who was suffering from a leg injury, was turned over to “Wildlife in Need”, who will nurture it back to health and set it free when deemed fit.
Details by: Public Information Office 09/06/14/2130/6672