Wednesday, a family in Richmond saw an emaciated Barred Owl trying to drink from their pool. Upon closer inspection, they noticed that the owl’s leg was caught in a steel-jaw leg-hold trap. A call to the Wildlife Center gave them the instructions they needed to safely capture and transport the owl. Veterinarians examined the owl and two of the four toes are badly mangled. Rehabilitation will be two fold; the owl’s physical emaciation must be addressed so that the immune system with the aid of antibiotics and daily cleaning can battle any infection and heal the wounds.
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Wow that poor little Barred Owl good thing that family saw that trap on the poor little owl’s leg before he could do any more damage to it
What a sad story that we are reading still today that morons are using these barbaric traps. I pray for the owls recovery and give praise and thanks for the family and vets who saved its life. We all need to do our part and then some to save our precious and threatened wildlife. And thank god for the Wildlife Center. They have and do so much for the animal world and I am grateful for them. Keep up the fantastic work please. Thank you.