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Close up showing wing feathers and leg of a great egret tangled in fishing line that was snagged and abandoned on a tree branch in Big Cypress National Preserve. The bird hung for hours before being rescued, but a badly broken leg means it cannot be released back to the wild, © David A. Ponton
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Close up showing wing feathers and leg of a great egret tangled in fishing line that was snagged and abandoned on a tree branch in Big Cypress National Preserve. The bird hung for hours before being rescued, but a badly broken leg means it cannot be released back to the wild, © David A. Ponton