Great Horned Owl #18-0408 Release

Great Horned Owlet #18-0408 passed live-prey testing this past weekend. The young bird is flying well and silently, and the rehab staff declared the bird ready for release.

Pre-release blood work was drawn on the morning of October 8; results were within normal limits. Wildlife rehabilitator Brie banded the owl that same afternoon, and the owlet was picked up by a volunteer transporter to take it back to Chesterfield County, where it was initially rescued in April.