Calgarians may have been wondering “hoo” was flying through the air yesterday.

Last month Calgary Transit supervisor Brian Moreland rescued a great-horned owl after it flew into a downtown building during morning rush-hour traffic. Yesterday, he released the healthy predator back into the wild.

“She had ulcers on her eyes, which is why she flew into the building, and our vet nursed her back to health so now she is a healthy female owl,” Moreland told reporters.


Moreland let the owl go at Nose Hill Park and she flew straight for the road, causing a few gasps, but landed safely on a light standard.

“We try not to get attached to the animals before releasing them,” the volunteer wildlife worker added.