North East Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Coalition is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. We are a group of licensed wildlife rehabilitators, and these are the tales of the injured and orphaned animals we care for until they are able to be released back into the wild.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Barred owl release.

Last weekend we all headed up to JoAnn's to release a barred owl on the golf course near her house. It's within about a half mile of where it had been found the previous week, possibly hit by a car and stunned on the side of the road.
It was FREEZING!! We weren't all prepared for a trek across the golf course in the snow and freezing we raided a box of hats and gloves at JoAnn's. Luckily I snagged the earmuffs first, leaving Lisa with this fashionable hat! LOL Oh her expression is priceless!
Then off we trudged through the snow.

We finally reach the perfect spot! Opened the box and waited for him to take off!

And waited......

.....and waited!

So we finally tilted the box to give him a little incentive and finally off he went!

We hung out for a while watching him as he checked out his surroundings....until all of a sudden we looked up and he was total silence. Not even the sound of flapping wings. It was beautiful! Yet another happy ending!

Then we got the heck outta there before frostbite set in!!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your happy ending :-)! He's absolutely beautiful.