A nice man discovered a lovely puffin thousands of miles away from any ocean and saved his life. This lovely little creature stumbled into good fortune because the person he encountered was willing to aid him and did not insist on keeping him or photographing and pestering him, putting his life in jeopardy.
This wonderful man did the right thing by carrying it home in a little box and contacting the RSPCA for assistance.
In a news statement, RSPCA animal rescue officer Shane Lynn stated, “It looks that the puffin got disoriented and ended up landing inland, some 3 kilometers from the shore, and then was unable to fly again.”
Because sightings of these birds far from the sea are uncommon, the officer was both concerned and intrigued to encounter one of these magnificent creatures in person.
“I was ecstatic when I got the call since I had never seen a puffin before.” Shane Lynn added, “But he was also concerned for the little man because he understood he shouldn’t be that far inside.”
The RSPCA inspector brought the lovely puffin to the vet for an assessment once he had him in his hands. Although he appeared to be in wonderful condition on the surface, everyone suspected he was hurt and that was the source of his bewilderment.
“Fortunately, he was unharmed, and we believe he was simply disoriented and landed in the incorrect spot,” Lynn added.
Shane knew exactly what he had to do after the small animal was released: restore it to its natural environment. As a result, he kept it in the box and drove to the nearest beach to set it free.
Despite his delight at having met him, he felt that the correct thing to do was to let him free, which he did. He did, however, capture a stunning video of the moment:
Shane was affected by the spectacle and pleased with himself for what he had accomplished:
“He sprang onto the sand and soared away across the water.” It was a sight to behold. There is no greater satisfaction than restoring a wild animal to its natural habitat.”