FWC Officer Rescues Severely Injured Barred Owl
By Space Coast Daily // March 23, 2015
crippled owl transported to rehabilitation facility
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.
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
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