Chimney barred owl

soot-covered barred owl Admission Date: 2 April 2020
Outcome: Released 24 April 2020 in Carroll County
Location of Rescue: Polk County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Stuck in a chimney
Patient Status: Patient Archive

Homeowners found an adult barred owl stuck in their fireplace chimney and called the Conservation Officer. Thanks to Officer Eighmey for getting this owl removed and to SOAR volunteer Deb. The owl had no broken bones and still had good feather condition. A good bath (or several) were needed!

If you have a wood-burning fireplace, please ensure that there is screening at the top of the chimney to prevent cavity nesting birds from checking out that location.