Saturday, June 13, 2009

File Under Strange But True

Here is one that is just too strange to make up. This week The Raptor Center had an interesting patient. It was a Great Horned Owl, who would have one heck of a story to tell if she could talk. She was accidentally hit by an SUV, and actually became trapped just behind the bumper, in front of the wheel well. The car was taken to a body shop to remove the wheel panel and get the owl out. Turns out she just has a fractured radius, and had surgery, so keep your fingers crossed. Here is a shout out to why we band birds - from the band on this particular bird, we know she actually has already spent some time in the clinic. In 2007, she came in after being found hanging over a body of water. She had a fish hook stuck in the equivalent of her wrist, which was removed.

KARE11 came out and filmed it. Here is a link to the story and there is a video here, too.

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