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Found this owl covered in oil by a oil pump. Washed in dish soap 3 times and the next morning set it free
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Thank you! :D
Wonderful story, and beautiful shot!
Crazy eyes!! Was this at a rehab center? Screech Owls are pretty tough, but they do get stressed easily. A licensed rehabilitator would know how to minimize the stress. Very thoughtful action though! (I've been volunteering for years at a Raptor rehab center...I do get concerned when people try to take on the rehab themselves.)
Great rescue. It is a good idea to turn the animals to a raptor or animal rescue. Sometimes our actions can damage protective oils.
I think the cleaning can be categorized under "implied consent". Great job!
Nice story - are you a licensed wildlife rehabilitator?
Let's hope he survived. :) Well done for helping him, and that photo is amazing - look at the eyes!
He looks like he's still in shock
Eyes... or Annular Solar eclipses...?Great shot...
So when you washed it, how did you know how to do this so the bird and you stayed safe? On the oil spill Deep Water horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, they were all over the news down there about not "helping" birds and critters covered in oil, unless you were trained. I was wondering where do you get trained to do that sort of thing? I know some animals will be less agreeable to being handled...but I don't really know.
got his high beam on :~)
Ditto Darii. wow, those eyes! Kudos to you for taking care of it and setting it free!
look at these eyes so amazing
Awww, what a great story! We need more caring people like you!
Lat: 36.15, Long: -120.39
Spotted on Aug 16, 2010 Submitted on Apr 16, 2011
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