Sunday, June 28, 2009

Raptor Rescue

Well it's been another interesting weekend for me and duncan wildlife control as i was able to rescue an injured horned owl , I was driving down a local road when i seen an animal sitting on the road as i slowed to see what it was it turned out to be one of ontario's neatest and not often seen a horned owl , now it seemed quite strange an owl sitting on the road in daylight hours so i stooped and got out for a closer look upon getting closer the owl made no attempt to walk fly or even spread it's wings so i knew it must be injured iwas able to cover it with a blanket and using my heavy gloves and blanket i transfered it to a cage and proceeded to home and called our local conservation officer for some help on locating a rehab centre after contacting the bluewater raptor rehab centre i delivered the owl to their care , upon delivery the owl was examined and it was found that he was in advanced state of starvation the personal told me they were not sure at that time why he was in the shape he was in but it could be anything from wing injury's from a car collision to posioning or west nile , they are going to do the best they can but told me the owl had a very slim chance as the starvation was so far along but i'm sure they are going to do their best to try i will update on the owl as soon as they contact me with any news

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Baby Skunks

Baby skunks , well here are a few of our foul smelling friends we,ve removed in the past week these are the first baby skunks i've seen out of the den in my service area this year they don't make for very good under the front porch pets