Sunday, March 22, 2009

Great Horned Owl

This Great Horned Owl (GHO), affectionately called "Styles" by her team, came to us with a fractured right humerus. She had an external fixator placed during surgery to stabilize the fracture, which was then removed a few weeks later once the fracture had healed. In these pictures, the team is measuring the extension of her wing. We cannot release a raptor that cannot fly well enough to hunt, and this measurement is one of the criteria we use to asses the recovery of our patients. Styles' fracture healed well, and she has now been sent off to a wildlife rehabber. Hopefully, she'll be back on her own in the wild very soon.

Styles GHO

"Styles" GHO

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