RED BANK: DID YOU LOSE A BANDED BIRD?

rb pigeon 101614An unresponsive pigeon redbankgreen found standing on Shrewsbury Avenue opposite the G&G Hot Dog truck in Red Bank Thursday afternoon is now getting some TLC.  Borough animal control officer Henry Perez picked up the bird and transported it to the Humane Society in Tinton Falls, where he says the animal will get care while officials try to track down the owner using the ID bands on its legs.  

“There are people who still do the whole pigeon coop thing,” says Perez. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)

SHREWSBURY: ILL FAWN FOUND AT SCHOOL

The male, just a few days old, checks out healthwise, according to the Humane Society. (Click to enlarge)

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An ailing baby deer was found in the playground of the Shrewsbury School Creative Learning Center in Shrewsbury Wednesday morning, borough animal control officer Henry Perez tells redbankgreen.

The fawn, “just a few days old,” was lethargic and undernourished, Perez said.

The deer’s mother was nowhere to be seen, he said.

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SHOWDOWN UPON THE SWAN-Y RIVER

After five days of veterinary care for what was believed to be food poisoning, a mute swan was released back into the Navesink River at Maple Cove in Red Bank Sunday by site activist Cindy Burnham, who found the ailing animal there last week.

The homecoming was not without drama. After swimming around a bit, the swan headed toward two others, one of which proceeded to attack it. Several squawks and hisses later, Burnham was able to shoo the offending swan back into the water.  (Photos by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)