VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. -- The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network provided treatment to an injured snowy plover found with a stick impaling its wing in Ventura County.
On Friday morning, the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network posted on Instagram a photo of a snowy plover who had its wing impaled by a 10 1/2 inch stick.
The organization found the plover at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Ventura County.
The organization says the stick was easily removed with little blood but the plover will need time to recover from the injury.
The cause of the plover's injury is unknown but the organization does not believe it to be a case of animal cruelty.
They believe the injury to be caused by an unfortunate accident.
The snowy plover was transported to Pacific Wildcare in Morro Bay for extended treatment in their shorebird area.