Great Horned Owl on the side of the road
On Monday, my mom spotted a large owl on the side of the road on her way to work. Then again on Tuesday morning, there it was again. My mom mentions seeing this bird to my dad, my dad went to go check it out, and informed my hubby of the owl. Once my husband found out about the owl he and my dad were to the rescue. My husband was able to get to the owl relatively easy.
Be careful of those sharp talons...
The owl turned out to be a Great Horned Owl, it was truly beautiful. It was injured, possibly not able to fly, and one of his eyes was definitely injured. After we googled over it, my sister took the bird to the Tri State Wildlife Rescue, two hours away. Our hope are high that they will be able to save this great creature.
Getting ready to go the the wildlife sanctuary
Although we were able to intervene and his fate is still unknown...my heart is heavy when I think of what could have happened to this owl had it not been rescued. We treat our pets so well and take great care of them, I only wish it could be the same for all animals. While I know that this is they way that mother nature has intended, it almost seems cruel. Then I ask myself, should we intervene or just let nature take it's course?