Charleston officer rescues blue heron from pluff mud

A Charleston Animal Control Officer responded to a call about a blue heron in distress and rescued it from a sticky situation.
Published: Dec. 28, 2022 at 10:21 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 28, 2022 at 12:43 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston Police say one of their animal control officers recently came to the rescue of a blue heron reported to be in distress.

Officer Courtney Bayles had to complete a pluff mud dive rescue to save the heron.

It was then safely taken to the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, police say.

The blue heron was safely transported to the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw for treatment...
The blue heron was safely transported to the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw for treatment after it was rescued.(Charleston Police Department)

The Charleston Police Department posted video of Bayles getting into the pluff mud to reach the heron.