A male royal tern was rescued at Malibu’s Westward Beach Dec. 2 after a lifeguard spotted it struggling. Jeff Hall, marine mammal coordinator for the California Wildlife Center, went to the rescue, finding the bird on the beach with its head firmly stuck through a sandwich bag.
According to CWC hospital manager Jo Joseph, the bird had been unable to eat for about four days. Because the bag was caught on both its neck and beak, not only was the tern prevented from eating, it was also...
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