Our first Long-eared Owl admitted in 2019 was found on the side of the road unable to fly. TRC staff were able to retrieve the bird and upon admit a fracture in the left humerus was found. A wing and body wrap have stabilized the fracture and surgery is not necessary due to the nice alignment! The bird is very feisty and defensive while it spends a few days in Oxygen and receives anti-inflammatory medication.
Update: Bird has moved to a small mew and is self-feeding! The most recent x-rays show the humerus fracture has calloused enough to remove the wing wrap!
Date Admitted: 7-30-19
Location Found: Tetonia, ID