(Southern Ontario GTA)
We were working at the fire-hall by the Toronto Zoo when I noticed something hanging oddly in the air a few feet off the ground.
Upon closer inspection I could see that this poor little guy was hanging by some string which turned out to be Kite string.
This Kite string was suspended between two trees and the poor Owl must have been flying through and caught one wing in this strong, thin string.
He had probably been hanging since night as they are nocturnal and it was now 11:00 am.
He was caught up real bad and was tangling himself worse every time he tried to free himself.
We managed to free him and his wing was in bad shape, he was sent to the Toronto Wildlife Center who assured us they would look after him.
These people who fly these kites have no regard for animals, birds, our cars or even my head as we have this string strung all over the parking lot after every weekend of these idiots having their Kite wars.
They just cut the string and leave it everywhere. It is now time to do something about these ignorant self serving litter-bugs.
If anybody has any idea where to start with putting a stop to this behaviour please let me know by adding comments at the bottom of this page.
Anyways, it all turned out good so far and I am awaiting a synopsis of the owl's check-up by the staff at the center.
Hope he can be returned to the wild.
If anyone knows what flavour he is please advise. He looks like a baby Horned Owl, but what do I know.Thank you, Jack, for sending us your report and adorable pictures of this injured little fella, and bless your heart for taking him where he can be repaired!
I also think he is a Great Horned Owl.
I hope they fix him up and get him back in the wild - he is so cute!
ps - I hope you don't mind, but I took out your email address - I don't want you being buried under an avalanche of spam!
I have also added your report and pictures to our facebook page, where you can read more wildlife sightings Discover Southern Ontario on Facebook