EVSD gives a hoot!
Today I was doing a 60 acre area search problem with Quax and we came across a 3-4 week old barred owl baby. His right wing was stuck in a downed branch. I freed its wing from the branch and decided to leave him there to see if his parents would come back for him…. I continued my search to locate my subject. One hour later I went back out to look for him to make sure he was alright. He was tucked at the base of a large maple tree. I scooped him up and brought him to Ellen Kalish, a wildlife rehabilitator that specializes in birds of prey (Ravensbeard Wildlife Rehab Center). Ellen assessed the little guy and gave him a good report. I then returned him to the location I had found him and placed him about 9 feet up in a hemlock tree using a long stick as a perch to boost him up to safety. So if anyone asks— Eagle Valley Search Dogs gives a HOOT about all search and rescue missions!