Fontenelle Forest Rescues Owlet from Lowe's Store

The Lowe's at 144th and West Maple has been housing a special guest for the last couple of months. You'll never guess "who."

A six to seven week old Great Horned Owlet made a home at the store's garden center.

Since the store is planning to open the garden center this weekend, it called in the experts at Fontenelle Forest to come rescue the bird.

The experts say this kind of thing happens all the time because owls can have trouble finding a nest.

Saving the owlet is safe for customers and the bird itself.

Denise Lewis, of Fontenelle Forest, said, "These are the guys that eat all of the rabbits, the rats, the mice, and usually the creatures that we don't like, so they're important for the environment, but I mean, look at this guy. He's just amazing. Everybody loves owls."

From there, they took the owlet to the rehabilitation center in Elmwood.

The owlet will be raised with an adult owl for two to four weeks until he can fly. Then, they'll take him back where they found him, near Lowe's, and release him so he can rejoin his parents.

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