A Great Horned owlet had fallen from a nest in Saanich recently. After being assessed, it was returned to its home 60-feet up a tree in Cuthbert Holmes Park. Photo courtesy Twitter/Saanich Police.

A Great Horned owlet had fallen from a nest in Saanich recently. After being assessed, it was returned to its home 60-feet up a tree in Cuthbert Holmes Park. Photo courtesy Twitter/Saanich Police.

Going against conventional wisdom, an owlet that came down in Saanich has gone back up.

Wild Animal Rescue Centre (ARC) staff and Saanich Police helped return the Great Horned owlet to its nest, after it was found in Cuthbert Holmes Park on Admirals Road recently.

In a tweet, Saanich Police shared pictures of the little owl on its return home and said it had fallen from its nest two days earlier.

The baby owl was assessed at Wild Arc in Metchosin, and Saanich Police says it was then brought back to the park and taken 60-feet up a tree to “his waiting parents.”

Photo courtesy Twitter/Saanich Police.

Photo courtesy Twitter/Saanich Police.

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