By the next morning, the animal who had been found on the verge of death had more than regained her strength. When one of the campers, who was assisting Barberi in the rescue effort, opened the box containing the bird to give her water — she made a break for it.
"With great energy and unexpected vigor, she flapped her wings and earned her freedom!" Barberi said.
While it's unclear exactly how the bird ended up almost drowning in the lake, there's no doubt that the actions of Barberi and the campers helping him are the reason she's alive today.
"We are all very happy," Barberi concluded. "It's a joy knowing she has her freedom."