This morning we had a visitor! Ophelia, the Great Horned Owl came to see us. She is a rescue animal from the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. We learned soo much about Great Horned Owls and other wildlife. For example, did you know that the color of the owl's eyes dictate when they hunt? If their eyes are yellow or orange they hunt at dawn and dusk. If their eyes are black, they hunt at night. We also learned what we should do if we come across an injured animal. It is very important that if we come across an injured owl or owlet that we call the CWRS for directions. We are not supposed to touch it! This is for many reasons but we got to feel what an owl talon was like, YIKES, we definitely don't want to be scratched by that! We also learned that baby bunnies should be left alone. Did you know that baby bunnies do not have a scent? The mother bunny does, so to keep it safe from predators, the mother bunny hides the babies. She brings food to them twice a day. We could go on and on with all the information we learned. Cool cool stuff!
The Calgary Wildlife Rehabiliation Society website is: www.calgarywildlife.org
Their number (in case of an injured animal sighting) is: 403-239-2488
Have a great evening!
The Grade Ones