She’d set out for the swamp with the hope of seeing some rare birds. As she surveyed the scene, though, she noticed something quite different to any cormorant, crane or bald eagle. And this thing was stranded on a tree stump surrounded by water and crying for help; clearly, then, she had to take action quickly if she hoped to save it.
That creature was spotted, moreover, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Harvey hit the U.S. with a vengeance in 2017, destroying whatever was in its path in many parts of the country. In fact, it even caused the highest property damage of any tropical cyclone ever recorded. With that in mind, Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge, got off fairly lightly.
Yet although Baton Rouge escaped the majority of the storm, Harvey left recurrent rain in its wake for days. The downpours weren’t too heavy, however, and the deluge certainly wasn’t enough to deter outdoor hobbyists. And one of those people with a penchant for wildlife is a woman called Chantal.