This Kereru had a very lucky escape not once but twice. It landed in a swimming pool to escape from a hungry Falcon, but when it got out of the pool the Falcon was there waiting.... Lucky for this Kereru there was someone home (they heard the splash but they didn't see the Kereru until it was out of the pool) who stepped in and saved the him. Sad for the Falcon missing out on his lunch but so lucky for the Kereru!!
He went to the vets before coming into care to make sure that there were no wounds from the Falcon and that no antibiotics where needed after having a swim. This lovely Kereru just needed to rest and gain some weight before releasing him back home. Once he was ready we took him back to the place he came from, with the finder releasing him back into the wild.