It took Good Samaritan Greg Marshall 20 minutes or longer to free a young Coopers hawk caught up in landscape netting and pinned to the ground in the Hickory section of Chesapeake recently.
“Its talon was totally entangled in the netting,” said Mary Beth Marshall. “Greg worked for 20 minutes or more to cut through the netting that was tightly wrapped and twisted.”
Fortunately for the hawk, Greg Marshall was able to free the bird none the worse for the wear.
“Once the hawk was free, it seemed to be fine and flew to a nearby tree,” Mary Beth said.
The hawk was lucky and so was a hognose snake that Laura Horan cut from the same kind of netting in Virginia Beach just a month ago.
Whether designed to hold sod in place or prevent erosion, netting can be really harmful to wildlife by trapping unsuspecting animals that walk over it, crawl under it or land in it.
Some of the netting stays in place for years and can continue to do harm.
And unfortunately good Samaritans like Greg Marshall and Laura Horan can’t be everywhere.
About Redden Custom Netting
In 1958, John Redden started Redden Net Co. Ltd to supply commercial fishing gear to the fishing communities of the Pacific Northwest. Now, more than fifty years later, we have an in-house net loft staffed by professional, experienced net builders – and our executive team has more than 100 combined years of experience in every facet of industrial netting. So no matter what industry you’re in, if you need a net, we can build it.
Over the last fifty years, our technology, applications, and materials have become more complex, but our business philosophy remains simple. Treat employees and customers – right. We do. And we’ll do it for you.