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Barn Owl Chick

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.

Barn Owl Chick

Barn Owl Chick

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Young Adult Barn Owl

This beautiful young adult Barn Owl was found huddled on the ground slightly dazed and concussed. It has now recovered from the concussion, but is rather underweight so will remain in care for a little longer to gain body condition.

Barn Owls primarily feed on small mammals and are hugely successful at keeping down rodent populations. Rodent baits are effective in killing rats and mice but sadly, due to secondary poisoning, it then goes on to kill predatory species such as Barn Owls. An owl family with growing chicks will eat as many as 25 mice per night.

 

Young Adult Barn Owl

Young Adult Barn Owl

Young Adult Barn Owl

Young Adult Barn Owl

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