Boobook Owl

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MickS
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Boobook Owl

Just thought i'd add this to the rescue forum. Goes back a few years, but anyway.

About 1.00am one morning, we were woken up by splashing in our pool. Went down to look, and in there was a boobook owl, in trouble, tiring quickly. I jumped in and managed to get it out. We placed it in a box with a towel etc. We contacted our vet, who is also a wires volunteer. He came down and we can happily report this beauty was given the all clear and released back to the wild,

Cheers
Mick

fantail
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Good job Mick.

FT

Jennywren
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Makes you feel good doesn't it! I rescued a Kookaburra off the road that I suspect had eaten something that disagreed with it. Possibly poison of some sort from the council spraying the road verge. Anyway after about a week it recovered and was released again to take its chances in the wild. I was however disappointed with the amount of people who said they should not be re-released as they are not native to Australia! I am pretty sure they are aren't they! And I would do the same again if the occasion arose. I have also raised elegant parrots and rosellas from a few days old and successfully released them although some need a little persuasion to keep them from trying to get back inside the house where life is a bit easier than on the outside world. The rosellas have even brought their partners and offspring back to show off which really makes it all worthwhile.

Jennywren
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Yes I am in the far south west. Albany to be precise and yes if it had been been a starling I might not have risked the morning traffic to rescue it.

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Anyone who says the Kookaburra isn't Australian obviously hasn't been in Australia very long! Kookaburra's ARE the sound of the Aussie bush!!

As for the Boobook Owl - did you have any trouble handling it? They are quite small but still have powerful talons.

MickS
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Yes it was a little difficult handling it. But i used a towel and it was tiring from being in the water. We took it into the laundry and placed it in a large cardboard box with a dry towel and in the morning called our vet down.

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