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.
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“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.