A Fine Take-off

This barred owl, who came to VINS with head trauma after being struck by a car, made a fabulous dash out of his box upon release. The owl was treated for six weeks in VINS’ rehabilitation department, and made a full recovery. In our video of the owl’s release, the owl takes off out of the box in a flurry of feathers, but our video stills below really give you an idea of how beautiful an owl’s movement can be. Enjoy the photos of VINS President John Dolan releasing the owl back into the wild!


  1. Hilke Breder on April 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Congrats on successfully rehab'ing this owl! It must have been an exhilarating experience for you!

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