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.
Fighting crime & catching bad guys has nothing on seeing a Great Horned Owlet returned to the safety of his nest, after falling from it 2 days earlier! Wild Arc assessed the owlet then returned him 60 ft up a tree to his waiting parents. #cuthbertholmespark pic.twitter.com/4hL1NDo0Fo
— Saanich Police (@SaanichPolice) May 10, 2019
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.”