A beautiful rescue this morning, a burrowing owl, pics

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WriterofWords, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    When I got to school this morning the head custodian caught me right away to rescue an injured owl. The beautiful owl was on the patio by our Kinder hallway. I thought his wing was broken but it turned out to be only dislocated and he is recovering nicely before he will be returned to the wild. It was definitely a bright spot in my day I needed badly. He had some warmed, shredded ham, water, and a lot of attention he took surprisingly well.
    When I first brought him in:
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    After the first snack:
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    Feeling a lot better in my chair!
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  2. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    That is great! Love the pictures.
     
  3. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    Congratulations on a job well done!! The owl is beautiful!!!

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  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I had just done a lesson with owl pellets before we went on break in March, so it was great for the kids to see a little one. Our burrowing owls are tiny little things, I just love them.
     
  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Oh my gosh! I LOVE burrowing owls! I only have one tattoo, but it is of a burrowing owl (in memory of my great grandmother who loved owls, in particular this breed). It is a good thing the custodian came and got you.
     
  6. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
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    oh wow!!! how cool. and so tame!!! are owls illegal to keep?
     
  7. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful! Im so proud of you for helping that little owl out!
     
  8. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yaaay!! Thanks for sharing the pics!
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    WOW that would be an amazing thing to rescue! I envy you! Great job!
     
  10. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    it makes me so happy to hear about people like you helping animals that need it [​IMG] beautiful bird! i bet he's grateful to you for helping him out. great job!!

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