Tuesday, February 14, 2012
From golden eagles to one of the smallest owls. This is ROSIE, an adult saw-whet owl found not far from IBR. A gentle mouthed golden retriever brought him home last night and luckily didn't appear to hurt the bird. Thank goodness the owner spotted the problem and moved him to a small cat crate for the night and called me this morning.
At this time I don't think there was any damage done and as you can see, he's sitting on top of a mouse that he'll hopefully eat this evening. As they are totally nocturnal it may be until I turn out the lights before the meal will be eaten.