Weather Creates Problems for Area Loons

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Marge Gibson from the Raptor Education Group in Antigo, says the icy weather has created problem for the area's loon population.

She says REGI has already received 27 phone calls of people finding injured loons. Gibson says the ice is so thick at the altitude the loons fly at they can literally become encased in ice and fall to the ground.

She say one the cases they responded to involved a loon completely cover in a 1/2 inch of ice.

If you find an injured loon, you are asked to call REGI at (715) 623-4015 or after 6 p.m. you may call (715) 627-7408.

Gibson says loons can only take to flight from a body of water and need 1/4 to 1/2 mile to do so.

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