Rescued Welsh Gannet Pecks Out Man’s Eye: Dublin’s John Byrne Saves Rabbit
WHEN Michael Buckland, spotted an injured gannet on a beach in Gower, south Wales, he acted. He picked up the bird and went to deliver it to safety. But thigns went badly. The bird pecked Mr Buckland’s eyeball out of its socket.
Michael Buckland, 38, from Cardiff, weas taken to Swansea’s Singleton Hospital.
The bird has pierced his eyeball and cut his eyelid in two with its beak.
The hero has lost the sight in one eye. Chances are that it will never return.
Meanshile, over in Dublin, Ireland, John Byrne, a homeless man, has rescued his pet rabbit, Bernie, from the river Liffey. Another man has tossed the rabbit into the river. His actions have earned him a job caring for animals in Co Tipperary.
A few questions to debate:
1. Do many homeless persons keep pet rabbits?
2. Can you pet a gannet?
3. Are all animals best left alone?