Lightning bolt puts corellas all in a flap
back in the wild in months after a short convalescence at the Berrimah jail, where inmates help nurse animals back to health.
He was less certain about their emotional state.
‘‘Corellas are very bright and very curious,’’ he said.
‘‘ Unfortunately if any bird is going to tie themselves in emotional knots over this, it’s them.
‘‘ Whether they will be scared to nest in trees again depends on what they make of the information they received.’’
Dr Cutter said that he tended to such cases only about once a year.
Crews work to clear a large tree that toppled on to the Stuart Highway at Parap during yesterday morning’s wild storm and (below) veterinary nurse Bindee Davis is caring for three corellas at the Ark Animal Hospital that were injured by lightning