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Sandhill crane chick found, rescued along road

Posted at 6:18 AM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 06:18:01-05

A sandhill crane chick is recovering after it was found along a road Saturday in Martin County.

The chick was taken to the Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital in Palm City after a driver saw it alone on Pratt Whittney Road in Stuart.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said they want to remind residents that this is the time of year when sandhill crane chicks are hatching.

Sandhill cranes mate for life and have a wing span of about 5-feet.  The birds can live about 20 to 25 years.

 

Lets hope for the best for this sandhill crane chick found this afternoon. A good Samaritan called MCSO Animal Services...

Posted by Martin County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, March 5, 2016