This little Barn Owl chick is feeling very sore and sorry after being pulled from its nest hollow by an unknown predator and suffering lacerations on its neck. Luckily it was found on the ground by a concerned member of the public and taken to Lismore Central Vet clinic. There it was given an anesthetic, its wounds cleaned and stitched and sub cut fluids administered.
After another 24 hours of fluids, pain medication and antibiotics, it is starting to feel a bit better. Close monitoring of its wounds will continue for at least ten days. When fully healed, an attempt will be made to reunite it with its family.