07132020-Great Horned Owl-2

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Location of Rescue: 
Roanoke,IN
Admission Date: 
07/13/2020
Cause of Admission: 
Injured wing
UPDATE: 08/30/2020 This beautiful owl was released back where it was picked up

Received a call to retrieve a Great Horned Owl in a yard. When we arrived the bird had been confined under a box. When we removed the box ever so carefully, the owl escaped and started to run towards a four lane highway. We looked like the keystone cops running after him to turn him around. He finally turned around and ran back under our car. We chased him out from there and he ran out into the field again. We used the caller to help surround him. John, our caller was able to throw a towel over him and that allowed me to go grab him. We finally were able to put him in a box.

 

Prior to us leaving a women pulled up in a car behind us and mentioned she wanted a picture of him because he had been taking her chickens, some 6 of them. That was too funny. They actually wanted him released back in the same area. Just nice people.

 

He went back to ICU for triage by Kim and Cassidy. He’s scheduled to go to the vet for further assessment.

 

As always we hope and pray these animals heal and can be released back to the wild. We are praying for this guy.

 

Sue Hansen and Bill Oberg.

07/15/2020 This guy has a bruised and swollen left elbow. We have wrapped its wing to keep it still so it can recover. This feisty bird continues to unwrap its wing. We have been treating it with medication for pain

08/03/2020 This owl has been moved to our rehabilitation facility for observation

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