Young Great Horned Owl Goes Home

On September 9, 2019, St. Joe Humane Society in Mishawaka received a call about an owl entangled in a soccer net. After they secured the owl, they called the Soarin' Hawk rescue line, and volunteer Gary drove the bird to our ICU. The bird was determined to be a young great horned owl. Luckily, the young owl was not badly injured, so he went to our outdoor rehabilitation facility, where he was housed with Zeus, our educational great horned owl, to help him learn how to be an owl. After a few weeks he was transferred to a pen where it was confirmed that he could catch live prey, then his flight training began. He was a bit hesitant in his flying, so he ended up staying with us a bit longer than we would have liked, but he finally got the hang of it, and was ready to go home. We released him very close to where he was found, with the hope that he will find (or be found by) his parents. Watch his release here: