≡ HEARTBREAKING ≡
Can you believe that this is my first time seeing an owl in real life?
I've been lucky enough to see sharks and other neat creatures in their natural habitat, now the owl. The animal bucket list is getting shorter. Only orangutans and wild horses remain (hopefully one day in the plains of Mongolia before I die I'll hang out with wild horses...a girl can dream, no?). Not that I wouldn't cherish other species, but these are a must for me.
Unfortunately, this little fella was hurt. No visible sign of trauma but the fact that he just sat there for a long time confirms that he was in some sort of pain. Plus, a passer by told me that he'd seen lots of the owl's feathers on the other side of the road, so it's very likely that he got hit by a car. Now what kind of individual would hit something, anything, and not stop to see about the damage and how to fix it?
Blows my mind.
I called Audubon but we were out of their normal area, so animal control was going to come and see about this guy. I hope that they actually help heal him rather than just euthanizing him, but even that would beat a slow and painful demise.
Breaks my heart. Absolutely breaks my heart.