The future of this Great Horned Owl was up in the air after a civilian took him from the wild and tried to raise him as a pet. Imprinted birds are always at risk for losing their fear of humans, and many people weren’t sure if this owl could ever go back to the woods of New England. Luckily, here at NEWC we gave him just the right combination of solitude, medication and food. With the help of the Massachusetts Audubon Society we will hopefully be able to soft release him back into the wild in the coming weeks.
– Alexandria Hicks-Nelson, Student Intern