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A GTNP Ranger is on a Mission to Save Owls

This little Boreal Owl was likely searching for a nest cavity when he flew down the vent of a vault toilet and got stuck in the muck. US Forest Service staff rescued him, but he succumbed to a bacterial infection a few days later. His story is all too common. Thousands of small owls, kestrels and other cavity nesting birds become entrapped and perish in vault toilets every year. Laura Johnston of Grand Junction, Colorado is on a mission to keep these species safe by covering the vent openings to vault toilets with Teton Raptor Center's Poo-Poo Screens. Read more...

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