Great Horned Owlet #18-0210 Release Scheduled

Great Horned Owlet #18-0210 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 October 7; results were within normal limits. Wildlife rehabilitator Brie will band the owl prior to release.

This owl will be released on Friday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Grand Caverns in Grottoes, Virginia. The release is open to the public; those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to rsvp@wildlifecenter.org. Those attending the release should plan on parking near shelter four.

We recommend wearing/bringing bug spray -- the mosquitoes have been out in full force, lately!