what is the best way to ensnare a whooping crane for research purposes?

we are completely for the whooping crane. never in a million years would we want to hurt or endanger one. we would just like to know the safest way to ensnare a whooping crane. we are going to fully research what their favorite foods are, their habitat, and ways to prevent them from being extinct.

5 Responses to “what is the best way to ensnare a whooping crane for research purposes?”

  1. Dax O  on February 23rd, 2011

    Whoop Whoop! Whomp there it is!


  2. Mel Tormaine  on February 23rd, 2011

    attract it with Wooper!



  3. bethanne  on February 23rd, 2011

    I work for US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the very first thing you need to do is contact them and apply for a permit, or you WILL be arrested and could most likely end up in jail. Not only is this bird protected under the US Endangered Species Act, but CITES (international) laws as well. This bird is severely endangered, and there are already several projects being run both by the Service and a few environmental groups and colleges for their protection.

    We already know what foods they prefer and the habitat that they need to survive, but if you still want to help, perhaps offering to volunteer with a group that rehabilitates these birds or helps raise nestlings would be the better option.


  4. oikos  on February 23rd, 2011

    First, get yourself a Ph. D. in ornithology. Then publish enough in refereed journals to establish your bona fides. Then, write up a detailed plan for your research. Finally, apply for a permit and hope that the USF&WS doesn’t die laughing.


  5. LeighCherry  on February 23rd, 2011

    I mean, one would think that if you’re about to conduct such advanced research on the bird that you need to actually go out and get yourself a specimen, you’d already know what it eats and where it should live.
    Are you for real? I would understand if you were addressing the question to wild life specialists who’ve had to handle the birds in the past, and you were simply interested in finding out how one would go about capturing a whooping crane, finding out for the sole purpose of knowing. But… you want to “fully research what their favorite foords are, their habitat, and ways to prevent them from being extinct”?
    Shame on you for being an idiot of monstrous proportions.


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