B.C. crews rescue baby owl from Little Bobtail Lake fire
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:56 PM - On Tuesday, the Sentinal Unit Crew attending the Little Bobtail Lake fire in B.C. found a baby owl that had fallen from his nest and was too young to fly.
After the crew got the green light from wildlife officials to rescue the owl, he was named Norman, after Norman Lake.
Norman has been taken to the O.W.L. Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta, where he will be raised by an adult male and female owl. When he is ready to survive on his own he will be re-released into the wild.
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"He was found in the black, outside of his nest, unable to fly and vulnerable to prey," B.C. Fire Info says on its Facebook page.
"He was a little scared, but is now healthy and happy to have a second chance at life."
The Little Bobtail Lake fire was discovered May 9 and burned through 25,000 hectares before crews were able to fully contain it.