Here’s one of those success stories that just makes your whole summer. These 7 little guys were found nesting in hay bales (yes, this is common). Theirs is a very interesting tale indeed. About a week ago these babies were accidentally shipped from Merrill, Oregon to Arcada,California (300 miles away) on a hay truck. Given the sizes & the number of babies we’re guessing 2 separate nests were trucked off down the interstate. When they were discovered at the California destination the owlets were turned over to a local wildlife rehab group down there. That group then called Badger Run. On Tuesday, volunteer, Jen W., met the other rehab folks half-way in Redding, CA (150 miles away) to pick these cuties up. Thanks to the very helpful Merrill farmer, the 4 larger owlets were placed back in the barn from where they were originally taken & lo & behold, Wednesday morning their new “nest” was filled with freshly killed field mice! Mom & Dad had found them & taken them back in even after they’d been gone 5-6 days! The other 3 owlets were put back in that same Thursday morning & Mom will now have her talons full raising SEVEN babies. A baby Barn Owl eats roughly its own weight in food every night! So to save the poor parents from total exhaustion we’ll be supplementing their hunting with extra mice that we’ll be purchasing for them. If anyone is interested in helping out please visit our PayPal donation site on this website. Remember, $1 BUYS A MOUSE!
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