Arizona

Sick owl discovered at construction site

Majestic bird is being nursed back to health in Arizona

 

There are efforts underway to nurse an owl back to health, after it was found, in distress, at a construction site in Phoenix's Arcadia neighborhood.

It was an unbelievable moment," said Michael Keith. "I kept talking to the bird. I said, 'I'm your friend', and it never got excited. Never flustered. It was an unbelievable experience."

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The owl turned out to be a Great Horned Owl, and it was spotted on the floor of the garage by construction workers.

Keith went to his truck to get gloves, and was able to safely retrieve the bird. He knew immediately the bird was sick or injured.

"I held it for a while and looked at it," said Keith. "I realized it was in a stupor. Could have been poison."

The owl may have been poisoned by poisons intended for Roof Rats that are endemic to the area.

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