Heron lovers celebrate revival of Anoka County rookery

Biologists were surprised to discover that the dwindling number of great blue herons at an Anoka County sanctuary was caused by raccoons preying on their eggs and chicks. Banding the trees with metal to keep the coons from climbing them has sparked a resurgence of herons.
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Biologists were surprised to discover that the dwindling number of great blue herons at an Anoka County sanctuary was caused by raccoons preying on their eggs and chicks. Banding the trees with metal to keep the coons from climbing them has sparked a resurgence of herons.

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