Owl released

Owl released

Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 8:00 pm

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — A great horned owl found on Christmas Eve on Interstate 24 near Cadiz has been released into the wild.
Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary founder Mary Ann Tobin climbed a ladder to a special platform built for the owl release Thursday night and opened the cage. The owl stared out the door, then strutted onto the platform and took flight.
The bird flew a short distance and then landed on a tree limb before taking flight again.
Tobin told The Kentucky New Era  that the owl recovered from a head injury that caused bleeding in her eye and nose.
Tobin added that the owl had suffered the indignity of being sprayed by a skunk.
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Information from: Kentucky New Era, http://www.kentuckynewera.com

Published in The Messenger 4.28.12

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