02032018 Eastern Screech Owl

assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
Kendallville, IN
Admission Date: 
02/03/2018
Cause of Admission: 
Injured wing
UPDATE: 02/07/2018 - This little owl was found to be in good health and was released back into the wild near the spot where he was rescued!

02/03/2018
This grey phase eastern screech owl was found at a home residence in Kendallville, IN, by Dave and Tracy.  The little owl was found hopping in the road with its left wing extended.  It was picked up by volunteer Bob and transported to our vet tech Kat at the Huntertown ICU to await further treatment.

02/07/2018
The gray phase eastern screech wl found on 800N in Kendallville, IN was released on 02/06/2018 at 8:00 p.m. after a short rehabilitation being treated for dehydration and turbulent shock from a near miss with an automobile.

It was released only a few feet from where it was originally found. After a short time acclimating to its home surroundings, it silently lifted off into a nearby tree stand in the darkness. 

Tracy Fox is shown holding the bird just before returning to its home environs.

 

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