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Northern Pygmy Owl.

I rescued this tiny owl after he was hit by a vehicle. He was sitting in the middle of the road, stunned. Not much bigger than a fist, these little owls can be ...
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I rescued this tiny owl after he was hit by a vehicle. He was sitting in the middle of the road, stunned. Not much bigger than a fist, these little owls can be quite aggressive but I had no problem approaching him or picking him up. I took him to a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre for medical attention. There wasn't any damage (except maybe a long lasting headache) and after letting him recover for a couple of days the Wildlife Centre told me I could return him to where I found him. I placed him on the branch and he posed for a few brief photos before flying high into a tree. I was blessed to meet this little fellow, hold him, and release him back to the wild.
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