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By Dallas Smith

Great horned owl rescued after collision with car


Photo courtesy UNL-SNR

SERIOUS FELLA: Great horned owls are primarily predators of small rodents, skunks and birds. Great horned owls prefer to nest high in trees and both parents will feed young throughout summer.

On Tuesday July 2, around 10 p.m., Joe Littlefield was driving down Horseshoe Bend Road when an owl swooped down in front of his vehicle. After hitting the bird Littlefield was concerned for the owl and returned to see if he could help it. He found it lying with its claws straight up in the air but the owl was still breathing. “I knew I had to save him,” says Littlefield, so using a sun visor, he scooped up the owl and put it in his truck. Littlefield called the Mid-Columbia Veterinary Clinic, but no one answered so he headed towards home thinking of how he could help the bird. He was halfway home when the clinic called him back and said they could bring him in.

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