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A High-speed Aerial Chase and A Second Chance for a Great Horned Owl

Last week, WRC Executive Director Peg Markle received a call from the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids. Employees were shook up after having seen an adult Great Horned Owl fly into the side of their building in pursuit of a smaller hawk. The Owl was stunned and not acting normal.  With a little help from our friend James at R&R Wild Animal Control, the owl was safely captured and brought to us at WRC. After a few day’s rest, food and medication, she was as good as new and was able to be released shortly after. Always a pleasure to see such concern from the community and to get to interact with magnificent animals like her!

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