A non-profit organization said they rescued a crane that suffered major trauma after it hit a power line near Black Crown Marsh in McHenry County on Friday.
Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation said Sunday that they rescued the sandhill crane after an observant man spotted it was injured.
The organization is a licensed non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center based in Barrington that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife.
The crane did not sustain any fractures but had major body trauma.
The crane is unable to stand but their condition is improving.
“It is amazing that the public even spotted this crane that was well camouflaged just off the road to the right of the chain link fence,” the organization said.
The man who spotted the crane was walking his dog when the crane rustled in the brush as he and the dog passed.
The crane was found near Black Crown Marsh State Natural Area, which is a several hundred-acre wetland near McHenry.
The area is the same as where the wildlife center worked with the Department of Natural Resources to rescue a pelican that had also hit the power lines a couple of years ago.
ComEd performed line remediation and marking after the pelican incident but the section of the line where the crane hit is not yet marked.
“Please keep this crane in your thoughts,” the wildlife rehabilitation center said.