Florida Today reported yesterday about an injured white ibis that doesn't seem to know what's good for it.
An injured bird has confounded rescue workers for days by staying on the move despite a two-foot arrow stuck through its body.
The young white ibis was first seen Thursday night. It was shot with a dull arrow, which appears to have missed vital organs and muscles but remains lodged in the bird.
They have a photo of the bird with the arrow through its chest, and it's impressive.
[Bob Hunt, a volunteer with the Bird Rescue Center,] and partner Marilyn Camp spent hours Monday chasing the bird from tree to tree. They threw fish on the ground to lure it down, and twigs to rattle it off a perch. But the bird would simply climb to a higher branch or flutter away as they advanced.
"We thought we would wear the little bird out," Camp said. "Instead, he has worn us out."
The ibis is still at large, but it's hard to know who to root for. Ultimately, the ibis needs to get the arrow removed, but it's fun to watch critters elude their human would-be captors.