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Tammi Larson, wildlife specialist, and Harvey Halvorsen of the Wisconsin DNR’s Baldwin Office, work to free a loon from a fishing lure stuck in its cheek. The loon was found at the end of August by Mary Roen and some friends who had been at Perch Lake in Hudson for a picnic. (Submitted photo)

RF woman initiates rescue of injured loon

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On a Fridya at the end of August, Mary Roen, Town of Troy, and two friends were enjoying a picnic at Perch Lake in Hudosn, when they spotted a Loon behaving oddly, throwing its head back and forth.


Roen and her friends took a closer look through some binoculars , which showed the loon’s beak was wrapped in fishing line and a fishing lure was stuck in its cheek.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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