Rare white crow rescued
THE Scottish SPCA has taken a rare breed of white crow under its wing after it was subjected to attacks from other birds.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was called out to Glasgow’s Culloden Street after a local resident spotted the unusual species being swarmed.
Animal rescue officer, Ashley Griffen, found the bird and escorted it to the charity’s National Wildlife Centre in Fishcross, near Alloa where the now affectionately named Snowy is said to be recovering from his ordeal.
THAT’S ‘SNOW’ CROW – Snowy recovering thanks to the SSPCA
Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “In 30 years of working with wildlife this is the first white crow I have ever handled.
“Snowy is not an albino crow as he has the normal blue eye colour that you would find in a black crow.
“He’s a juvenile bird who was quite weak when we found him but he is recovering well in our care.
“We are rehabilitating him in an aviary along with other birds and crows so this will let us see how he is accepted in a group.
“Clearly he has been able to survive up until now so we want to give him every chance of a normal life.
“When he’s fully fit, flying well and able to fend for himself we will release him back into the wild close to where he was found.”
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