Woodpecker drama on Webster Street

Jennifer Hoegg
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"No job's too small," a Kentville firefighter said as crews attempted to rescue a wounded woodpecker Sept. 2 on Webster Street.

A car struck the pileated woodpecker, which witnesses say was flying low across the road, and the injured bird had to be helped to the sidewalk.

Despite leaving blood on the car's headlight, the animal hopped up a tree. After a department of natural resources employee stopped, the fire department was called and staff at the TD Bank provided a box in the hopes the bird could be rescued.

However, once a firefighter climbed a ladder to retrieve the stunned-looking woodpecker, the bird took off and flew to another tree and the rescue effort was abandoned.


Organizations: TD Bank

Geographic location: Webster Street, Kentville

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  • John C
    September 03, 2014 - 11:54

    Adult birds have the right to refuse treatment.

  • John C
    September 03, 2014 - 09:22

    Adult birds have the right to refuse treatment.