Eastern Screech-owl

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Don’t let the handsome coloring and tiny size fool you; Eastern Screech-owls are fierce hunters and care is taken for our safety and theirs when handling! This red morph screech owl was brought to our clinic for care after a vehicle strike. This owl had not suffered any broken bones from the impact but had some neurological symptoms. With medication, cage rest, and abundant food, the tiny predator healed and was soon moved into an outdoor flight cage. Once it was showing strong flight skills and eating well on its own, the owl was returned to its territory in the wild.

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