by: Hector Mejia Updated:
TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:
- It is illegal in Tulsa for individuals to pick up baby birds and relocate them.
- A wildlife rehabilitator and her husband reportedly tried to move a group of goslings from a south Tulsa parking lot.
- The game wardens arrived, but they did not fine the couple.
Would you know what to do if you found baby birds in a busy parking lot?
Unless the birds are orphaned or injured, it is illegal to pick them up and relocate them.
On Wednesday, game wardens say they were called to a shopping center near 91st and Sheridan.
A wildlife rehabilitator, who is licensed with the state, and her husband reportedly tried to take a group of goslings from the lot.
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Employees called police after they reportedly saw the couple moving the goslings from a nest.
During the confrontation that followed, a man and woman stood behind the SUV where they say the couple had placed the goslings, blocking it in a parking spot. Another car eventually came behind to help.
Game wardens arrived and issued them a warning, because the geese parents were there and the goslings didn’t need any rescuing.
Wardens tell FOX23 anyone can get a citation, which costs hundreds of dollars, for removing them under those conditions.
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