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Trooper helps save bird fouled in fishing line

A state trooper on the Cape flew to the rescue of a bird that was fouled in fishing line.

Trooper Michael York said he was working a desk shift at the South Yarmouth barracks, when a woman and her daughter came in and alerted him of the fallen cormorant.

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“I went outside and tried to help it,” York said in a telephone interview this afternoon. The black bird had a hook in its mouth and fishing line wrapped around its leg.

York alerted the Cape Wildlife Center, and employees came and picked up the animal.

“This happens sometimes in the area,” York said. “A lot of fishing goes on here.”

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp
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