This Black vulture had been seen hanging around the William Silas Garrett Elementary School in Montgomery for over five hours. Lauren with Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center was contacted by a family member in Montgomery regarding the vulture. Lauren reached out to us for assistance. And our volunteer, Valerie, stepped up to the plate and caught the vulture with her husband's assistance. Thanks to them for the successful capture and for transporting the vulture to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine's Southeastern Raptor Center.
So far no fractures or obvious trauma has been noted. The great staff at SRC will continue to observe and do a thorough exam soon. Thanks to Lauren and Valerie and her husband for for their part in the rescue of the vulture!!!