How to Save an Owl
It all started with ‘do owls usually hang upside down in trees?’ This was my question to Chris and our weekend host, Brian. The answer was ‘NO!’ and we quickly went to work on a plan to save a young Barred Owl that had gotten a leg stuck in the branch of a very tall elm tree. There was no question that we would find some way to get the bird down, but the real conundrum was, could we do it without killing it? Leaving the owl hanging was no better, so we unloaded our climbing gear and went to work.