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Heron Shot in Long Island Park: SPCA

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    Heron Shot in Long Island Park: SPCA
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    The Nassau County SPCA says it's investigating the shooting of a heron in Hewlett Bay Park.

    A witness who was at the park with his family heard what appeared to be gunshots. Then he saw a man holding what looked like a pistol and saw the large bird fall from a tree. He called 911.

    SPCA personnel took the bird to Central Veterinary Services in Valley Stream.

    The veterinary clinic identified the bird as a yellow-crowned night heron.

    The heron has undergone surgery. The SPCA says it is "guardedly hopeful" the bird will recover.

    The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services have been notified.

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