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Bracker nursed back to health after long flight

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A young sister islands resident was found on Seven Mile Beach weak, badly dehydrated and suffering from severe exhaustion.

He was rushed to hospital, where medics nursed him back to health. Now he’s heading home to be reunited with his family.

Meet Brian, a baby booby bird, a long way from home.

“He’s a juvenile, a young bird, probably he got lost, didn’t know where to go and he landed in Grand Cayman,” said Ioana Popescu of Island Veterinary Services.

“We have done x-rays on him to make sure no bones are broken or fish hooks were swallowed. Sometimes that happens with marine birds. We got him on fluids, some anti-inflammatories, got him lots of food, tried to perk him up as much as possible.”

If you find a bird in a bad way, you should contact the Department of Environment or Island Vets.

Miss Popescu is also looking for people with enclosed back yards or patios to help look after sick birds and help their road to recovery.

Brian flew back to the Brac earlier this afternoon.

Cayman 27’s Paul Kennedy has the story.

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Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy

Paul has worked for more than 20 years for regional and national newspapers in the UK covering some of the world’s biggest stories.

A multi-award winning journalist, Paul’s dream story is to find a dog that can play the piano. In the meantime he covers general news, produces, and hosts a weekly show about English football.

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