Owl Saved Because Many People Gave Hoot

A young owl is saved because a lot of people gave a hoot. While walking her dog this morning, Amy Daniel spotted the bird stuck in the brace of a light pole just south of 153rd and west Dodge. Both raptor recovery and Nebraska Humane society responded. But they needed help getting to the owl's level.

Omaha fire truck -31- came all the way from south Omaha, and lifted a raptor recovery expert to the bird which had a broken leg.

The prognosis -- is hopeful. Denise Lewis, raptor recovery says, " it's pretty bad. You can see the bone right there but it's a fresh fracture so hopefully the vet we work with will be able to get it pinned."

The great horned owl is less than a year old -- and after recovery will be released back somewhere in the west Omaha area.


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