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23 January 2022 / Press Herald / Deirdre Fleming

Team of biologists makes daring rescue of loons trapped in iced-in waters

Lovell, Maine, United States

The openings were left after ice-in started during a cold snap, but didn’t quite finish in the deepest parts of the lake, about a quarter of a mile off shore. The two loons were stuck and unable to take off, because common loons require a water “runway” to push off and get airborne. Farther up the lake, three other loons were stuck in similar fashion.

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