Mr Great Horned owl gets to live another day

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by wilds of pa, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Look who got caught up in the flightop netting over the young Edwards pen.. A juvi great horned owl.. He's lucky i liked him..
    But he is free to fly another day..was fun cutting him out of the netting..


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  2. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
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    wow look at those talons!!!!! hope you didn't get hurt . i can imagine it flapping and trying to get to you..scarey but glad it's ok.. it is beautiful
     
  3. Luvin Life

    Luvin Life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'd hate to see mama. Glad you found him. I can't believe the talons on that thing! OMGosh
     
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  4. What a Beauty! Nice job letting him go! How was his foot?
     
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well he was not happy to see me, as i him.. [​IMG] but i took a camo shirt and covered him up with it, then i took a stick with three limbs coming off the end and lifted him up from underneath like a cradle to get his weight off of the netting then began to cut his leg free, he was clenching his talons shut trying to grab what was touching him, but he didn't succeed. once cut free i took the stick from underneath him and gave a shove straight upward and off he went.. hope he learned a lesson this morning.. His leg was fine other than some minor cuts, nothing deep..
     
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  6. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    How stunningly beautiful he is!!! Thank you so much for saving him...gosh how gorgeous.
     
  7. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just beautiful Charlie. Never dull is it. Keystonepaul
     
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    I just love them. When I was a kid one would perch every night on top the grain bin. If you were outside you would hear him swoosh down and the squeek of the mouse he just caught. It was so cool. Good job.
     
  9. b.hromada

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    What a beautitful bird! Glad you helped him out and he went on his way!
    Happy none of YOUR birds were hurt too. [​IMG]
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Beautiful and thank you for not killing him! I think they are protected species.

    Hopefully his feet are all right because sometimes it could swell up and get infected. At least no cuts.
     

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