Friday, February 10, 2012
Eastern Screech Owl
Are you tired of owls yet? This guy arrived at the clinic last night. DNR found it injured and brought it in. We'll see what we can do for the little guy. Isn't he just the cutest?
It's an Eastern Screech Owl. I've seen lots of the grey ones, but this is the first rust colored one I've seen. A lot of people mistaken them for babies because they are so tiny. If you ever try to handle one, you'll soon find out that this adult owl has a strong beak and sharp talons!
Soon spring will get here, and we'll be getting in all the orphaned babies from birds and bunnies, to foxes and deer! One thing about my job, I never know what I'm going to see from day to day.