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    So This Just Happened

    Iím driving back home from the store a few miles from home when a huge Barred owl flies into the side of my truck. I stopped and backed up to find the owl in the middle of the road. I assumed it was dead but I took it home anyway just to make sure. About a mile from home I hit a bump and he sprang up to his feet in the seat beside me!



    I got him home and called a local rescue for advice. I will check on him in the morning and let him attempt to fly away. If he canít Iíll take him to the aviary vet.


    He is safe in a large dog kennel in my bathroom covered in blankets. Hopefully he flies away peacefully tomorrow morning!


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    Oh wow, sure hope he's OK.

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    Re: So This Just Happened

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Oh wow, sure hope he's OK.
    He seems to be. I couldnít leave him in the road. Should make for in interesting morning! Lol


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    No, I wouldn't have left him either. Keeping good thoughts that he's OK...probably has one heck of a headache, poor thing.

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    Thatís amazing!! Ur like me! Iíve stopped on a busy road with 55 mph speed limit with my flashers on to save stuff trying to cross the road.

    On on a side note, I donít know crap about birds of any kind, but canít that thing bite really hard? If it can Iíd be wearing gloves!!

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    Re: So This Just Happened

    Quote Originally Posted by Danger noodles View Post
    ...On on a side note, I donít know crap about birds of any kind, but canít that thing bite really hard? If it can Iíd be wearing gloves!!
    I think you're right about that, but from his demeanor, it doesn't seem to be an issue. And you know, in my experience, many wild animals sense when we're just
    trying to help them & they aren't defensive at all...it's weird that way. Or maybe he's feeling too poorly to care?

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    Re: So This Just Happened

    His claws are as sharp as razor blades. Just from the weight of him being on my hand there was blood! He never once tried to hurt me though. He sat there perched on my hand like he knew I was trying to help.

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    Re: So This Just Happened

    Tell me you had a bag of Tootsie Pops inside your truck.....

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    Re: So This Just Happened

    Release was a success! The other birds around the house arenít happy about it but the owl is good to go!


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    Well thatís great news!!

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