Double nozzle. Are you planning an ordinary journey between Auch, in the Gers, and Toulouse soon? It’s up to you to turn it into a rescue mission. The Nature association in Occitanie is launching an appeal this Monday to repatriate two injured buzzards to the specialized clinic in the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (ENVT).
The two raptors, one of which has a broken wing, were collected last Friday and Saturday respectively by private individuals and are still at home. Their transport does not require any specific equipment: “a cardboard box that you slip into your trunk is enough”, specifies Mickaël Nicolas, the coordinator of the association’s mediation centre. The volunteer, one-day taxi, can also benefit from the reimbursement of mileage costs at the end of the calendar year.
Buzzards, a protected species, are among the injured birds collected “fairly frequently” by Nature in Occitania. On the one hand because they have the annoying habit of crossing roads without looking. But also because some shoot at them with pellet guns considering, “wrongly” insists Mickaël Nicolas, that they target chicken coops or hutches.