Outcome: Released, 31 December 2016
Location of Rescue: Sioux City, Woodbury County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Grounded
Patient Status: Patient Archive
An adult great horned owl was witnessed being harassed by blackbirds and crows in an Iowa DOT maintenance yard… then rescued by an employee. SOAR volunteer Tyler said is was truly a mystery to him why the owl was on the ground and that the owl was dazed and thin upon admit to him on 31 May. This owl and other rescued raptors were transferred to SOAR on 5 June 2016 after a program in the area.