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Ready, Set, Go!   Dr. Who flies again

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Dr. Who, the injured great horned owl found last fall by two La Veta men and turned over to the Nature and Raptor Center for rehabilitation, was released back into the wild this past Monday.  The release was held at the southeast corner of La Veta Town Lakes with 45 attendees on hand, ranging in age from one to ladies in their 80s!  Diana Miller, Director of the Raptor Center, explained the center tries to release birds back to their home environment, whenever possible.  Miller went on to note that great horned owls are the most common owl found in Colorado.  1617 HC Kennemer OWl release 1 DSC_0229It turned out that Dr. Who was a young male, who (no pun intended) had injured a shoulder, resulting in him being unable to hunt, so he was starving when found last fall.  Dr. Who was kept still long enough for his wing and shoulder to heal and was then allowed to go into progressively larger quarters, where he regained his strength and was finally allowed to

1617 HC Kennemer OWl release 2 DSC_0230hunt animals released into his pen.  Photos by Bob Kennemer






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