FWC Officer Rescues Severely Injured Barred Owl

By  //  March 23, 2015

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Officer Brad Stanley of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called on to save a severely injured barred owl recently. (MyFWC Facebook image)

Officer Brad Stanley of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called on to save a severely injured barred owl recently. Officer Stanley arrived on the scene and saw a forlorn-looking animal that could hardly move. He was able to gently cover the crippled owl with a towel, scoop it up, and transport the owl to a rehabilitation facility.(MyFWC Facebook image)

COLUMBIA COUNTY • LAKE CITY, FLORIDA – Officer Brad Stanley of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called on to save a severely injured barred owl recently. 

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The severely injured barred owl. (MyFWC Facebook image)

Officer Stanley arrived on the scene and saw a forlorn-looking animal that could hardly move. He was able to gently cover the crippled owl with a towel, scoop it up, and transport the owl to a rehabilitation facility.

Once specialists stabilized it, they discovered a badly broken wing that would likely require surgery

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Sadly, the owl will probably never return to the wild because of the catastrophic injury.

If that is the case, once healed, it will be an addition to the live animals used to help children and adults learn about wildlife.

If you encounter an injured animal, call our the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or text Tip@Myfwc.com

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Officer Brad Stanley of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called on to save a severely injured barred owl recently. Officer Stanley arrived on the scene and saw a forlorn-looking animal that could hardly move. He was able to gently cover the crippled owl with a towel, scoop it up, and transport the owl to a rehabilitation facility.(MyFWC Facebook image)

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Officer Brad Stanley of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called on to save a severely injured barred owl recently. Officer Stanley arrived on the scene and saw a forlorn-looking animal that could hardly move. He was able to gently cover the crippled owl with a towel, scoop it up, and transport the owl to a rehabilitation facility.(MyFWC Facebook image)

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Officer Brad Stanley of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called on to save a severely injured barred owl recently. Officer Stanley arrived on the scene and saw a forlorn-looking animal that could hardly move. He was able to gently cover the crippled owl with a towel, scoop it up, and transport the owl to a rehabilitation facility.(MyFWC Facebook image)

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Officer Brad Stanley of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called on to save a severely injured barred owl recently. Officer Stanley arrived on the scene and saw a forlorn-looking animal that could hardly move. He was able to gently cover the crippled owl with a towel, scoop it up, and transport the owl to a rehabilitation facility.(MyFWC Facebook image)


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