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WildCare Test Results Show Barn Owl Died of Rat Poison

By Alison Hermance

WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital treats nearly 4,000 ill, injured and orphaned wild animal patients from over 200 species every year. This is one patient’s story.

The Barn Owl had been banded as an owlet by a WildCare volunteer in 2005.

Eight years later, WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital admitted the bird, and identified her by the federal band around her leg as a nestling we’d met before.

But the bird was dead on arrival at WildCare, and test results reveal she died of rat poisoning.

When young barn owls are present in an owl box, the Hungry Owl Project, a program of WildCare, sometimes weighs, measures and …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green