River Falls woman leads group rescue of injured loon
HUDSON, Wis. -- Mary Roen and two friends were enjoying a picnic at Perch Lake in Hudson when they spotted a loon behaving oddly.
The bird was throwing its head back and forth.
Roen said a look through binoculars showed the loon’s beak was wrapped in fishing line and a lure appeared to be stuck in its cheek.
Roen and her friends, “…sprang into action,” Roen said, “calling every agency we could think of to rescue this beautiful bird from certain death.”