2017GreatHornedOwl

030  Free to fly again! Entangled in a chain link fence, this Great Horned Owl was rescued by custodians from a local school and transported to our clinic for professional care. The owl had a wound on its wing that required sutures to repair. Thankfully, this nocturnal raptor had a rapid recovery and was soon out in our large flight cage, where its flight skills could be evaluated. Several days later, our veterinarian and clinic staff gave the owl a final checkup and determined it was ready for release. The owl was fitted with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service band and returned to its home territory. Great Horned Owls are the largest common owl in North America, and they have very sensitive hearing that helps them capture prey at night.

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