This short-eared owl admitted from Clay County (IA) as patient #282 has been transferred to the Polk County Conservation education permit. This owl was admitted with a very nasty swelling at the right elbow and a fracture in the humerus bone near the elbow. The right elbow joint no longer functions properly.
This owl weighs in at 435 grams and that tells us this is a female.
Here’s to a good life at Jester Park!