Happy Thanksgiving, Little Screech
On November 19th, we received a call about an eastern screech owl that had been sitting on someone's front porch in Huntertown, Indiana. The homeowner said that the owl had been there for approximately six hours. Volunteer Emily reported that the owl wasn't startled when she came near him, and he seemed dazed. She was able to walk over to the owl and pick him up. Emily brought him to our ICU, where an examination revealed that the owl was healthy, and had no injuries, so we moved him to our rehabilitation enclosures to be observed for a few days to ensure it could fly well and find food on its own.
On Thanksgiving Day, he was released back to his home where, despite running into a screen door on his way out of the transport box, he flew beautifully.