Recovery and release a great success

Carol Kelly, executive director of the Medicine River Wildlife Centre holds a juvenile Great Horned Owl just prior to its release on Tuesday.

Nursed back to health after a month of care at the Medicine River Wildlife Centre a juvenile Great Horned Owl takes flight.

Carol Kelly, executive director of the Medicine River Wildlife Centre holds a juvenile Great Horned Owl just prior to its release on Tuesday.

Found tangled in a barbed wire fence a month ago by Jan Bell, the bird was nursed back to health at the centre.

Bell got the chance to hold the bird and release it to the wild near her home south of Pine Lake and was just ecstatic about the bird’s recovery.

Kevin Lundie, who also helped rescue the owl from the fence, was also present for the release as were several friends and family members.

The owl suffered cuts and punctures to its wing but no broken bones. The Medicine River Wildlife Centre staff recommend if a bird is found tangled in wire that the wire be cut and brought in still attached to the bird if possible where staff can remove the wire carefully.

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