Wednesday 20th August 2014
I have been on holiday last week, so I’m not best placed to give you an update on what has been happening at the centre. Having said that, I was intercepted on Monday morning while walking my dogs. I wasn’t due back in at work until today. Somebody had picked up a Barn Owl, and wanted me to give it a once over before they took it to Muncaster. It was quite obviously concussed, but I couldn’t detect any broken bones. It wasn’t in bad condition either. It was found in a rather remote location away from roads, which was rather puzzling, making me wonder if the symptoms of concussion might in fact be poisoning instead. However, the report which the people gave me revealed that the bird, only partially incapacitated, had in fact fluttered over to this location from the nearest road over the space of around 12 hours. The bird went to the vet. I have yet to receive any feedback.
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