Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Right Town, Wrong Hospital

This story at the BBC web site is not recent, but the poignancy of it has made it stay fresh in my mind:

An otter escorted its injured mate to a hospital on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. But in spite of the bloody footprints it was leaving, the hospital workers only locked the doors until the otters left (this last point, omitted in the BBC report linked above, was reported by other sources at the time).

Personally, I can't believe the callousness of locking the doors and hoping the otters went away.

What makes the story even more poignant is that the same town on the Isle of Skye is home to the International Otter Survival Fund, which has a hospital for injured otters.

I have not found any report that says these otters made it to there.

No comments:

Post a Comment