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Olympic Games 31.10.2011,Lammaskoski, Ruottala, Tornio.

 

Got a call some weeks ago that there was a crane that couldn`t fly in one field. Today it was in a good place at least to try to get it caught. Sneaked through forest to a good place. We had a plan to drive it towards me so I could caught it without running. Unfortunately it noticed me too early.

 

Adult crane, even with wing broken, is really fast runner - faster than Usain Bolt in a wet field with rubberboots on - I`m sure. Luckily I did have Sylvi with me. It reached crane after 150 meters quite easily and jumped around crane until I did get there - all broken & tired & heart pounding in my head:).

 

We packed crane to a cardboard box and sended it with a bus to Ranua Zoo where they willingly take care of injured animals.

 

www.ranuazoo.com/English/Summer/Front_page.iw3

 

Thanks to Hannu for taking the pics.

 

BTW My friend Petri succeeded to attach satellite transmitters to cranes that flew to East-Africa. And that was not coincidence. Professional, I`d say. And new knowledge...As a child I`ve read that Finnish cranes spend their winter in Egypt and in East-Africa but there has not been this much proof for that.:

www.satelliittikurjet.fi/ruvas/ruvas_2011_gmap_engl.html

and

www.satelliittikurjet.fi/outo/outo_2011_gmap_engl.html

 

Copyright © 2011 Matti Suopajärvi. All rights reserved. Use without permission is illegal.

 

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  • Michele Thorsteinson 3y

    Thank you and your Sylvi for doing what you do!
  • Marjelii 3y

    Hienoa, pelastajakaksikko Matti ja Sylvi!
  • Olli-Pekka Karlin 3y

    Hieno homma,
  • The Lady of Shalot 3y

    Excellent job, Matti - and, most of all, Sylvi!!!
  • Chris 3y

    Nice job, not everyone can say they've held a crane let alone had one almost in their pocket! Congrats to your helpful little bird dog!
  • Matti Suopajärvi 3y

    @aegolius: Well...it didn`t fit to the pocket. Actually crane is the most difficult bird to hold that I know for it`s aggressive use of legs & bill...luckily I have not been forced to hold Ostrichs:)
  • Crotach 3y

    Good work - fascinating links to tracking of the cranes also; thanks for sharing.
  • szefi 3y

    Nice to see you in front of the camera as well and what a heart-warming story. Your love of nature shows on your face and the way you hold the crane, as well as in all your photos.
  • *wildbio* 3y

    Great story!
  • Tomi Tapio K 3y

    :-)
  • Baubo Bittern 3y

    LOL!!!!!! Matti, if you and your little wooly sheppard dog ever need a pet ostrich for training purposes ...
    Ostriches / Straussen
  • Mim Eisenberg 3y

    Good for you for rescuing the bird, Matti. Give the pup a pat on the head.
  • françois (on & off) 3y

    Your photo touches me deeply
  • Vaeltaja 3y

    Fantastic.
  • Cherry 3y

    Excellent work on rescuing this injured bird. I found it difficult enough catching a sick barn owl so a long-legged crane must need a lot more speed. Well done Sylvi too - you played an important part.
  • patdcrane 3y

    What a tale! So glad you were able to rescue the injured Crane. You and Sylvi make quite a team.
  • Riana 3y

    hahaha, what a nice story!! Nature is always more powerful (and faster) than man :) Hope the crane will be ok!
  • simo-otto 3y

    Upea juttu!
  • NetteBini 3y

    Good photos and great work! I hope the crane lives a long and healthy life.
  • Sebastian "Basse" Lindström 2y

    Hienoa työtä!
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