Audubon Co great horned owl

great horned owl Admission Date: 19 September 2018
Outcome: Released 2 February 2019 in Sac County
Location of Rescue: Audubon County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Suspected vehicle collision
Patient Status: Patient Archive

An Audubon County Sheriff’s Deputy delivered this great horned owl to SOAR volunteer Cassie. The deputy rescued the owl, that was unable to fly away, from a roadway, so we suspect this owl was hit by a vehicle. No fractures, but does have some bruising and swelling in the right wing. The good thing (?) is the owl is displaying appropriate owl behavior and is biting and kicking. Attitude is everything.