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Heron bothered no one

I was heartsick and angry when I read Saturday’s article on the police raid of the Grass Valley transient camp which read, “Fish and Wildlife was called in after officers discovered a large dead bird suspended above the bed … ; it was identified as a blue heron.”

I live next to an NID ditch and for nine years I have had the pleasure of periodically seeing a beautiful Blue Heron fishing in the ditch — bothering no one! This bird only wanted to be left alone to live his solitary, wild life that bothered no one. The heron this transient allegedly killed is most likely the same heron I’ve been enjoying all these years. Why would someone take the life of a beautiful, defenseless animal who bothered no one? Does being homeless translate into a total lack of humanity toward all living creatures, even those who bother no one?

Lisa Thane



Grass Valley


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