Sport nets can be dangerous to wildlife

a20141227_121635Most wildlife patients don’t come to us because of nature. Most are injured because of people. They fly into our windows, are hit by our cars, poisoned by our chemicals, and disturbed by our children and pets. Hazards are everywhere, even in an innocent ball-field.

Such was the case when Peggy responded to a call about an owl in a soccer net. The following pictures demonstrate the patience and concentration needed to extricate the Great Horned Owl.

Note in the featured picture, the owl seems to understand, and eyes meet in a moment of trust.

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