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Sandhill crane/Ms Earl



We received this female crane on October 21,2011 from the International Crane Foundation. She was fitted with a transmitter in the banding project and suffered capture myopathy.

Exertional or capture myopathy (disease of the muscle) is a non-infectious disease of muscles that is characterized by damage to muscle tissue brought about by physiological changes, usually following extreme exertion, struggle and/or stress. The potential for this condition can occur anywhere animals are pursued, trapped and handled. Both mammals and birds of all ages and sexes are susceptible to this disease.

Check out the link to the International Crane Foundation and see the banding process.

http://www.savingcranes.org/field-notes-sandhill-crane-research-3.html



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10=24=11 Her name is Ms Earl.
10=24=11 Her name is Ms Earl.
  10-24-11-She has a long history which is explained below
10-24-11-She has a long history which is explained below
  10-25-11  ON camera from house
10-25-11 ON camera from house
October 28th she spent the whole day up and about on her own.
October 28th she spent the whole day up and about on her own.
 11-3-11  Outside
11-3-11 Outside
 11-3-11 Company on  the outside
11-3-11 Company on the outside
Happy Day
Happy Day
Her last day in a pen.
Her last day in a pen.
They slowly work together to capture so as to not upset her.
They slowly work together to capture so as to not upset her.
Her legs are being protected so she does not hurt herself.
Her legs are being protected so she does not hurt herself.
She is weighed and they discuss her weight.
She is weighed and they discuss her weight.
She is also hooded.
She is also hooded.
Anne Lacy puts Ms Earl in the carrying case for transport
Anne Lacy puts Ms Earl in the carrying case for transport
The team from the International Crane Foundation
The team from the International Crane Foundation
November 4th 2011   released  on site.
November 4th 2011 released on site.
  11-27-11 She is flying from roost site to fields to feed.
11-27-11 She is flying from roost site to fields to feed.
  Ms Earl migrates   12-1-2011   Indiana
Ms Earl migrates 12-1-2011 Indiana
Dec 16 2011 Indiana power plant.
Dec 16 2011 Indiana power plant.
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THAT MADE THIS RELEASE POSSIBLE
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THAT MADE THIS RELEASE POSSIBLE
The journey home
The journey home
Mr and Ms Earl on territory
Mr and Ms Earl on territory