Heckhaven rehabilitates ospreys rescued from LA floods - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Heckhaven rehabilitates ospreys rescued from LA floods

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A lake area rehabilitation center for animals has taken in more than a dozen ospreys rescued from flooded isolated areas near Cow Island Lake, Louisiana.

Heckhaven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is currently caring for 13 ospreys rescued by wildlife agents earlier this week.

The group of ospreys range from newborn nestlings to almost grown birds.

Suzy Heck, owner of Heckhaven, said she expected to care for the migratory birds after hearing that the Bonnet Carre Spillway had opened.

"A lot of the areas that are going to be flooded out are marshlands where ospreys are nesting," said Heck. 

Heck is currently faced with the task of preparing the young ospreys for the wild.  

"We'll have to teach them how to grab a fish and eat," said Heck. "We have an adult osprey in for rehab that we're hoping will take over as a surrogate mother and take care of them until they're ready be released."

Heckhaven will care for the birds until the water near the Cow Island Lake area recedes.

"If the water stays like this, then we will try to raise up the babies here," said Heck.

The center is preparing for more rescued flood animals to come their way in the near future.

"We expect to get more of something in," said Heck. "We just hope they've rescued all of the ospreys by now."

Heckhaven is currently seeking donations from the community to help care for the rescued birds. The facility is in need of fish and meat products. Donations can be dropped off at 6927 Starboard Drive in Lake Charles.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Jurors watch confession video in trial of Johnnie Hardman

    Jurors watch confession video in trial of Johnnie Hardman

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:54:06 GMT
    Johnnie Hardman (Source: KPLC)Johnnie Hardman (Source: KPLC)

    Jurors heard from a man who was robbed at the Twelve Palms RV Park the day that Joshua Touchet was shot and died.

    Witness Clinton Curtice told how there were three men and that one approached him with a handgun and demanded money.  Curtice identified that man as Johnnie Hardman. Hardman is on trial on a charge of first degree-murder.

    More >>

    Jurors heard from a man who was robbed at the Twelve Palms RV Park the day that Joshua Touchet was shot and died.

    Witness Clinton Curtice told how there were three men and that one approached him with a handgun and demanded money.  Curtice identified that man as Johnnie Hardman. Hardman is on trial on a charge of first degree-murder.

    More >>
  • Invest 90L likely poses little to no threat to SWLA

    Invest 90L likely poses little to no threat to SWLA

    Invest 90L likely poses little to no threat to SWLA

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:25:07 GMT
    Monitoring the Gulf for any developmentMonitoring the Gulf for any development

    The National Hurricane Center continues to highlight an area in Gulf of Mexico for potential tropical development over the next five days. This area to watch is currently located south of the Yucatan Peninsula and strong wind shear will keep this area at a 0% chance of development over the next couple of days before increasing late-week and weekend as it pushes into the Gulf of Mexico.

    More >>

    The National Hurricane Center continues to highlight an area in Gulf of Mexico for potential tropical development over the next five days. This area to watch is currently located south of the Yucatan Peninsula and strong wind shear will keep this area at a 0% chance of development over the next couple of days before increasing late-week and weekend as it pushes into the Gulf of Mexico.

    More >>
  • Proposed financial incentive for finishing I-210 bridge repair project early

    Proposed financial incentive for finishing I-210 bridge repair project early

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:04:35 GMT
    (Source: Monsour’s Photography)(Source: Monsour’s Photography)
    (Source: Monsour’s Photography)(Source: Monsour’s Photography)

    Lake area motorists could be in for long-term delays when the repair project begins on the I-210.  Now there's talk of reducing the impact, by offering financial incentives to finish the project early. According to a news release, The Calcasieu Parish Gaming Revenue District will meet Friday to discuss the proposed local financial incentive for the early completion of the project by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.. The meeting will start at 9:0...

    More >>

    Lake area motorists could be in for long-term delays when the repair project begins on the I-210.  Now there's talk of reducing the impact, by offering financial incentives to finish the project early. According to a news release, The Calcasieu Parish Gaming Revenue District will meet Friday to discuss the proposed local financial incentive for the early completion of the project by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.. The meeting will start at 9:0...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly