AJs Human- that was a really nice and brave thing you did. Its not easy to a)manuaver a 18 wheeler on the freeway with traffic and then to get out on the highway and get the bird in a crate. I do hope the bird gets the medical attention it needs and is able to be released or go to a zoo.
Hey AJ's Human! Thanks for the pick up of this owl, you are a rescuer extraodinaire!!
If you want to follow up on this little guy, call the sheriff's office that transported him and ask for a drop off site, or you can check with the following people….
The nearest Vet certified in wildlife rehab: http://www.riversidevet.com/ Muscatine, IA
The closest certified rehabbers or centers to Mt.Pleasant:
Robin Kent, Hawkeye Wildlife, (319) 646-2619 Washington, IA
David Bakke, Muskatine County Conservation BD , (563) 264-5922
I always cross my fingers and hope the 'responding party' gets the injured wildlife to the proper person/facility.
That deputy seemed like a really nice guy who cared. (Huge son-of-a-gun, too…completely filled my driver side door.) I didn't sense any dishonesty with him. Also, he agreed with me when I was admiring the bird. Beautiful animal.
I hope I didn't imply otherwise. He sounded wonderful and well informed.
Unfortunately not all people realize that when an injured wild animal is taken to vets, they are sometime euthanized without cause. Rehab centers rock, and vets that get certified to rehab are the BEST!!!
Again, thanks for another great rescue:D
Great thing you did…Keep at it. On the road, you have much more ability to see and/or care about all of these creatures, in a timley manner, than most of us. I usually see the "roadkill" aspect, after the fact. It kills me every time I see it regardless of the animal, even the lowly possum (lots of around here).
Those are adorable! And better pic's than the lame one I took of Kentucky. I'm kind of a dolt sometimes. Three cameras in my truck and I use my phone???
oh well, you had other things on your mind at the time.
Thanks Basenjimomma. Yes they are felted; the top layer is done with specialty wools - mohair for the white and lincoln for the brown. Felting is a lot of fun, time consuming, but not too difficult. You may want to see if your local library has a book on felting and pick it up. It may give you some idea if it is something you want to do.