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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2012, 09:25:49 AM »

 Thumbsup Thumbsup Thumbsup

Owls are awesome.  What a cool bird - good save, glad you did the right thing.  I had a similar occurrence with a baby wild rabbit.  I think yours wins on cool points Smile
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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2012, 09:58:32 AM »




Ha ha! We found a Great Horned Owl once. It's leg had been caught in some small animal trap, and it had finally came to rest along our neighbor's fence row. It was a good sized bird and PISSED. Examination from a distance indicated that the leg was not broken so we started plotting how to rescue it, since our county's idea of animal control was a deputy and a bullet. We were finally able to get a jacket over it and remove the trap. Last I knew, my dad still had the trap hanging in his garage.


It was probably actually a trap meant for the Owl. It is somewhat common, even if illegal, for farm owners who keep things like chickens to mount small traps on poles around the property. One of my co-workers keeps chickens and had a neighbor caught with traps. The Fish and Wildlife folks took the traps and the property owner will receive fines for each trap. They are for birds of prey like hawks and owls that like a nice chicken dinner every once in a while. They place them on the top of the poles because apparently some of the hawk breeds like to find a nice high vantage point to sit and scope out the hunting grounds before the swoop in.

My coworker uses flashing LED light deterrents and keeps his hunting dog pens not far from the chicken house so he does not have much of a problem with the hawks. He will shoot a coyote on his property if he sees one coming around though. He just knows that he will have a few chickens killed every year and counts it as part of doing business.
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« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2012, 10:03:54 AM »




It was probably actually a trap meant for the Owl. It is somewhat common, even if illegal, for farm owners who keep things like chickens to mount small traps on poles around the property


It's possible, but the only people raising chickens in the area were us, and we were fairly close to some areas where some folks did a lot of trapping. I guess it depends on how far that owl had managed to carry the trap.
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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2012, 10:33:44 AM »

I just spoke with my friend at the Division of Fisheries & Wildlife. The owl has been taken into the hospital. He will call me with updates as the day goes on.
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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2012, 10:43:32 AM »

OWLGATE, 2012.


NOT NEARLY AS FUN AS THE WRATH OF CON 4 BUT MEH. Shrug
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« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2012, 10:53:35 AM »

Sorry to disappoint you Scott.

Owlgate? Really?



I just got the first update. He has no broken bones, he has some damage to his left retina which may heal. Owls can adapt and survive with one eye should it not. He has some brain trauma which should heal over the coming weeks. He seems to be responsive and indications suggest that his brain functions are not severely impaired.
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« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2012, 11:04:45 AM »


He seems to be responsive and indications suggest that his brain functions are not severely impaired.


WTF kind of tests do they run on owls?  The old "Who's On First" routine?
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« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2012, 11:12:31 AM »




WTF kind of tests do they run on owls?  




Yeah, good question....
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« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2012, 11:20:23 AM »

Owlgate. Snigger, chortle, etc
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« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2012, 11:41:10 AM »

Thats awesome, good job. We have a lot of owls around the house. Its fun to watch them zip around just as the sun is going down.
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« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2012, 11:44:13 AM »


He seems to be responsive and indications suggest that his brain functions are not severely impaired.


He's way ahead of most posters.
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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2012, 01:42:26 PM »






Yeah, good question....


SAT-style fill-in-the-blank questionnaire.

Complete the following except from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas:
      "The _ _ _s down in _ _ _ville will all cry 'boo _ _ _ .'"

Edit to add: good job, Mr. Black--keep us updated on the owl's prgress.

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« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2012, 01:45:29 PM »

Thanks for quoting county. I had no idea he had posted.
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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2012, 01:48:15 PM »


My friend just picked him up.

http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab119/john2cook1/photo-1-1.jpg


Wow, he's beautiful. What an amazing bird.

I guess you do have a bit of heart after all.

Good save dude. Big thumbs up on that. Thumbsup Thumbsup Thumbsup
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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2012, 02:28:49 PM »



I just got the first update. He has no broken bones, he has some damage to his left retina which may heal. Owls can adapt and survive with one eye should it not. He has some brain trauma which should heal over the coming weeks. He seems to be responsive and indications suggest that his brain functions are not severely impaired.


First off - outstanding work saving the owl.  It's beautiful.

Secondly - my rant...  That owl is getting better health care than I have, and I bet he didn't pay $35K in taxes last year...
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« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2012, 02:37:45 PM »




Wow, he's beautiful. What an amazing bird.

I guess you do have a bit of heart after all.

Good save dude. Big thumbs up on that. Thumbsup Thumbsup Thumbsup


Even better, they eat cats.
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« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2012, 02:40:21 PM »




First off - outstanding work saving the owl.  It's beautiful.

Secondly - my rant...  That owl is getting better health care than I have, and I bet he didn't pay $35K in taxes last year...


It is at a veterinary college. Students that may someday save some poor kittys life.
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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2012, 02:45:34 PM »

How many taxes did the kitty pay?
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Seriously, though - well done, Blackie.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2012, 02:45:48 PM »

My buddy had an Owl living in a tree behind his house. One day, he watched as the owl swooped down and carried off his mini dashund.  Couple days later, ther was no owl living behind his house.

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« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2012, 02:47:59 PM »

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Seriously, though - well done, Blackie.  Thumbsup
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