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.