Arkansas Owls Get Helping Hand

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Some feathered friends have been getting a helping hand across Arkansas recently, thanks to humans looking out for wildlife as part of their jobs.

In the last two days, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission has posted photos on social media of game wardens giving assistance to owls.

A check of the Raptor Rehab Of Central Arkansas (RRCA) Facebook page shows the wildlife support agency released 10 barred owls on Sunday evening. “Nine were “displaced” as fledglings, one adult recovered from a broken wing tip!!,” read a post with several photos of the released birds, including this one:

In a post last week, the rehabber cautioned:
RRCA has taken more calls than ever the last few weeks regarding fledgling hawks, kestrels and owls!

Please call a wildlife rehabber near you BEFORE you pick any animal up!

With a couple of exceptions, we were able to let the callers know that the raptors are doing exactly what they should be doing this time of year.

Click here to see more photos on the RRCA Facebook page.

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