Owl is in Intensive Care at Wild Care after Hitting Car Windshield

Local family kindly brought injured owl to Wild Care...
Wild Care staff are keeping a watch on this hit-by-car owl's right eye... (WCCC photo)

From Wild Care Cape Cod:

Thanks to the kindness of a local family, this lovely red-phase Eastern Screech Owl survived hitting a car windshield overnight to come into our care this morning.

Understandably, the owl doesn't seem too pleased with the situation, but after a physical exam this morning, he/she will spend the day in ICU, with us observing at a respectful distance with the remote camera.

Did you know? Some screech owls are grey and some are red. It's just a natural variation and doesn't correlate with sex, age, habitat, or anything else. Neat!

-- Kate Diggs, wildlife rehabilitator


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