DSM Airport Great Horned Owl

Admission Date: 17 September 2015
Outcome: Released, 5 August 2016
Location of Rescue: DSM Airport, Polk County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Reported hit by plane
Patient Status: Patient Archive

Staff at the Des Moines Airport reached Deb with report of a great horned owl that collided with a plane. There is blood pooling in one eye which is typical of a collision and internal injuries. Feathers missing on the right wing-tip.