While on a run at Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve in Merrick, a veterinary technician stumbled upon the grisly body of a yellow warbler stuck to a glue trap along with countless insects literally pulling themselves limb from limb trying to escape the torturous trap. She brought it to the attention of park workers who removed the mangled body of the deceased federally protected bird but not the traps. When she insisted the traps be removed as well, workers informed her that the traps were part of a school science experiment and were there to stay. Frustrated, she contacted Humane Long Island who responded to the scene along with local wildlife rehabilitator Karenlynn Stracher.