SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Help on the way..

Conservancy Wildlife Clinic (Conservancy of Southwest Florida) volunteer Tim Thompson prepares to re-nest a young great horned owl. Although the owlet had fallen from the nest, it was uninjured which allowed us to re-nest it so the parent owls could continue to raise their baby.

The young great horned owl looks down at Conservancy Wildlife Clinic volunteers who successfully returned the owl to its nest tree. The two parent owls were located in a tree nearby watching the entire re-nesting process.

Please, if you find a young animal, immediately call the a rehaber in your area for advice before taking action. Do not attempt to raise wild baby animals as pets. All wild animals will grow and thrive only if they are given the appropriate, specialized diet they require. Wild animals never make good pets and it is unfair for these creatures to be kept in a captive setting. Also, it is illegal to care for native wild animals without the proper state and federal permits.
All healthy wild animals deserve to live a natural life in the wild!