Eastside Firefighters Rescue Baby Owl

From the how sweet is that? files: EFR's Station 73 made an adorable rescue at Rock Meadow Farms yesterday.

Some things just make you say aww...

Here's the story behind this photo from Eastside Firefighters Local #2878 Facebook page:

Well today we received a call from a concerned farm hand at the Rock Meadow Farms. Apparently one of the small owlets fell from the nest atop the large barn. They really wanted to get him home and had no idea what to do. The crew at Station 73 in the Issaquah Highlands was more than happy to give it a try. So they took their Ladder truck, squeezed it into the barn raised the stick and ta da! Baby owl back home!

If you find birds out of the nest, here are some helpful guidelines from the Audobon Society.

Kim Hilliker June 13, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Sooo cute..
Amy T June 13, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Owlettes commonly fall out of the nest to the ground. They are capable of climbing back up a tree with their talons. There is an owl family at Beaver Lake where they explain that fact and ask people to keep their dog's on leashes while they were in their falling out stage. They're now flying. :)
Jeanne Gustafson June 13, 2012 at 04:52 PM
That's a good point, Amy. In the Audobon info linked to here, it mentions that owls often spend two or three days on the ground before they get the hang of flying. I'm glad the Beaver Lake owls have earned their wings!


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