In case you didn’t catch this in the news a few weeks ago, a great horned owl was discovered hanging from a branch over the Red Cedar River in Menomonie. The poor bird had gotten one wing bound up in fishing line that was hanging on a tree branch. In an attempt to get free, the other wing was fully extended.
Who knows how long he had been in that position? The Menomonie Street Department used a boom to rescue the owl, and a warden brought it to me. I kept him in a small area for a few days so that his bruising could begin to heal. I am thrilled to share with you that yesterday he flew down the long cage where he now resides. He needs another month or so to heal, but I think he will be fine and able to return to the wild.
Thanks for caring about the critters,