Man Rescues Bird Whose Feet Were Frozen To Ground

A kind-hearted man has captured the moment he helped free a bird that was completely frozen to the ground. Sandy Doucette, 38, was driving near his home in Meadowbank, Prince Edward Island, Canada, when he saw a flock of birds fly up into the air. But on closer inspection, Sandy noticed that one of the birds failed to take off and was stuck to the snowy road surface – perhaps caused by freezing rain and snow that had hit the island ahead the January 12 rescue. Sandy approached the bird and began to slowly dig around its feet. Once the snow was cleared and he could see the bird’s feet were frozen to the road itself, Sandy began delicately pushing the ice around the bird’s feet, hoping to break it free. Sandy said he lives in an area with many foxes, eagles and coyotes that could have hunted the bird, and so he simply felt compelled to let it free. Eventually, the bird’s feet came loose, and it flew off into the distance.
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Date Acquired01-15-2020
  • Date Filmed01-12-2020
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

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