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Baby owl rescued from B.C. fire

B.C. crews rescue baby owl from Little Bobtail Lake fire

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

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.

Source: Facebook

On Tuesday, May 26 the Sentinal Unit Crew from the Southeast Fire Centre discovered this baby owl on the Little Bobtail...

Posted by BC Forest Fire Info on Thursday, May 28, 2015
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