07212020-Great Horned Owl-1
The Soarin' Hawk rescue phone received a call telling her a Great Horned Owl was stuck, on a barbed wire fence. After obtaining the details she relayed the information to me and I made contact with the wife of the caller. Upon speaking with Mrs. Miller told me the owl had been on the fence for about twenty four hours. Wing feathers were between the wrapped wires and I could not remove the bird without cutting some feather shafts. The owl appeared to be healthy and drove a talon through my eagle glove and into my finger. Once the bird was released I made an initial exam, I could not find broken bones and the keel was a 3. Photos were taken and the bird transported to our I.C.U..
07/22/2020 Surprisingly this very feisty owl had a normal xray. The tissue on its wing was very red and swollen. It is being treated with medication for pain and any possible infection. its wing injury is covered with a honey covered gauze . Honey has natural antibiotic properties
08/03/2020 This owl's condition is improving
08/16/2020 This feisty bird has been moved to our treatment facility. Hopefully preparing for its eventual release
09/06/2020 This owl is continuing to improve
09/11/2020 This owl had to be moved back to our treatment facility. It banged up its cere area enough that we wanted to cover it and start pain medication and an antibiotic.
10/25/2020 Treatment is continuing for this feisty owl.
11/1/2020 After successful treatment of its nares, this owl has been moved back to our rehabilitation facility