Always double-check every piece of nature you bring home; you never know, you may have brought back an animal with you. Take the man in this story; for instance, he brought a tiny brown owl into his house because somebody chopped his house down. The owl only wanted a home in that tree, but he unexpectedly ended up in a human place.
The small brown owl settled in the massive 75-foot Norway spruce located in Oneonta, New York. Unfortunately for this mini owl, someone saw the gigantic tree and decided to use it as their very own Christmas tree. So that person chose to chop down the Rockefeller Tree, not knowing that someone was living there.
Thankfully, another person spotted the big-eyed bird on the tree’s branches and got it. That person knew that he could no longer bring the owl back to its natural habitat. So he decided to put the tiny bird inside a cardboard box and brought it home.
The wife of the man called the New York-based rescue organization, Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, asks if they take owls info rehabilitation, and thankfully they do. The wife told them that she would call back when her husband returns home.
A volunteer from the wildlife center came by to pick up the tiny owl. That was they discovered that the owl was not a baby at all, it was a fully grown Saw-whet owl, the smallest type of owl in the Northeast.
The owl seemed to be in good condition, and once he is done with a vet and gets a good result for the checkup, he will be released into the wild. Experts believe that transporting the owl, now named Rockafeller, back to its original habitat may be traumatic. The good thing is the breed is adaptive, so Rockafeller should feel right at home at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, where he will get to live in many new trees.