Injured Owl Rescued In Midtown

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 5:34 pm
By: News On 6

By Margaret Stokes,

TULSA, OK -- Steve Kabrick lives in midtown and still doesn't know how a Barred Owl got stuck in the wiring over his pond.  At first glance, he thought it was a mound of ice from the sprinkler that had formed.

"An hour later I went back in to the kitchen looked at it again and saw an owl looking at me, " said Kabrick.

The barred owl was tangled and bleeding but Kabrick was quick to his rescue.

Kabrick says the owl was very tired and didn't  move.

The owl was rehabilitated at the Tulsa Zoo. It turns out this is not the first time Kabrick has come to the rescue of an injured animal.

"We had a bat in the pool earlier this fall. We took him out and dried him off.  We've had a lot of different wildlife in our backyard in the past few years," said Kabrick.

"We've had a herring, we have ducks that come that come every spring and swim in the pool. Wildlife in the middle of town is pretty amazing. I'm glad that it was something that could happen. I'm thankful for the zoo that they made it easy. We need as much nature as we can get especially in the middle of a city."

If you find an injured animal, call the Oklahoma Wildlife Department at 405-521-3719.