Bengaluru

Kite saved by Good Samaritans, fire personnel

The kite was spotted by some residents Koramangala 1
st
Block on Tuesday morning.

The kite was spotted by some residents Koramangala 1 st Block on Tuesday morning.   | Photo Credit: Handout E Mail

It was stuck high up on a tree entwined in a ‘manjha’

A few residents of Koramangala I Block woke up on Tuesday morning to the sight of a bird hanging by its wings high up on a tree. It was entwined in a ‘manjha’ (a string used to fly kites), and was clearly in distress.

The residents tried to rescue the bird. When their attempts failed, they called the fire services. The Sarjapur fire division responded and sent a six-member team. It took them two hours to rescue the bird, a kite.

Padmashree Balaram, a resident, said they first contacted the Avian and Reptile Rehabilitation Centre (ARRC). “However, we were told that the centre opens only at 10 a.m. We then called the Bescom. Their personnel reached the spot in 10 minutes. But since the bird was stuck too high up in the tree, we had to call the fire services,” she said.

Aditi Tandon, another resident, said, “The fire personnel, unfortunately, had to cut a small portion of the kite’s wing. Only then they were able to bring the bird down. We placed the bird in a carton until the volunteers from ARRC arrived.”

The injured kite is recuperating at the ARRC. Volunteers said the bird will be taken care of until its wing heals and is ready to be released.

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