Hootie

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Mainegal

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#3
Wow, that's awesome that you were able to put it back in the nest and mom took care of it. Great pics too, thanks for sharing
 

Randy

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#5
I love to have the owls around. I have heard them fly by me in the night and they are so quiet it seems like their feathers have mufflers on them.
 
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RiverRock

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#7
What a wonderful experience to see a baby owl up close like that! And how very beautiful, thanks so much for sharing!

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#9
I picked it up with my garden glove's.I was scared it would bite me.I had a plastic pot I put it in.I called the Vet and ask what to do with it.She was very rude to me.Said I should have left it alone and not touched it.But the dog was going to kill it.So she told me to put it back where I got it or try to put it back in the tree.Just so happens my son works with the fire dept.So he got a ladder to reach and put it back in the tree/nest.Vet said Mom Owl wouldn,t feed it because I touched it with my hand's.Told her I didn't I had on my leather gloves.But Mom has been back and fed's it.I have seen her today with a mouse or something.
 
#10
SpiderLily,
good for you! Bah humbug to the vet...she should be ashamed of herself. At the very least she should have referred you to a bird/wildlife rescue.
Glad Momma owl didn't listen to the vet. Glad you didn't either.
My hubby thinks I'm loopy,I've always wanted a cherry picker. That boy of yours deserves a special treat for coming to the rescue!
 
#11
I'm just a soft hearted animal nut can't help it.If I can help save a life I will.Especially Owl's there don't seem to be to many around anymore.I saw it being feed early this morning so it's doing well.My son love's animal's too I guess he take's after me.
 

Randy

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#13
Even if the vet was right, the alternative would have been sure death for the little owl. That doesn't make sense. You did good, Miss Spider.
 

Jade

New Member
#16
Very cool and good for you for rescuing the little guy. I am disappointed in the vet...we are fortunate to have found a very loving vet here, and his whole office just loves animals. We spent two mornings a week there when we first moved here and our kitty broke his leg. After 5 weeks of that, we ended up amputating anyway. I wasn't the only one with a tear in my eye.
 

Randy

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#17
We have a good vet here too. In order to be sure our animals get the care they need without taking out a second mortgage, the vet in town has shown Fiona how to do much of her own treatments including giving them shots.
 
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RiverRock

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#18
We have a good vet here also, last summer I rescued 3 tiny pheasant chicks after a cat found the nest. I called the vet and they gave me the number to the widlife rehab and they came and got the chicks....2 of the 3 went on to thrive and be released few months later.
 

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#19
I saw a glimpse of little hootie about an hour ago.Peeping out flapping it's little wing's.Wish I had a better camera to make picture's it's to high up in the tree.
 


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