The way Kim Wakefield tells it, the blue heron she's now nicknamed 'Hope' has called the pond at Kimzey Park home for about five years.
But right now, she simply hopes the bird lasts another five days. "A lot of people are praying for her," says Wakefield. "It's been too long and we're just not sure how much longer she can live like this."
About two weeks ago, residents in the area noticed that the bird had somehow gotten plastic wrapped tightly around its beak. Efforts to rescue the beautiful heron have fallen short.
"We've been out here every afternoon, every afternoon," says Wakefield. "We've been trying to train it by using fish to get it close, and we have nets." She says the heron can open its mouth just enough to feed on scraps. Read the rest of the story at WFAA.com