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Wildlife Rescue Crews Save 3 Baby Owls In Santa Cruz County

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Wildlife Emergency Services personnel create a stronger nest for three baby owls that fell from a nest in Santa Cruz County on April 8, 2013. (Wildlife Emergency Services)

Wildlife Emergency Services personnel create a stronger nest for three baby owls that fell from a nest in Santa Cruz County on April 8, 2013. (Wildlife Emergency Services)

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (CBS SF) — Three baby owls fell from their nests in Santa Cruz County Monday afternoon and Wildlife Emergency Services personnel were on the recovery mission, an organization spokeswoman said.

The organization received a report from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter around 1 p.m. of the three baby great horned owls having fallen out of their nest in a tall eucalyptus tree in Freedom due to the high winds, Wildlife Emergency Services President and CEO Rebecca Dmytryk said.

Nests can break apart for various reasons including wind and parents not building them strong enough, Dmytryk said.

Dmytryk said they have modified a laundry basket to create a stronger nest for the owls.

Crews rescued three baby owls that fell from a nest in Santa Cruz County on April 8, 2013. (Wildlife Emergency Services)

Crews rescued three baby owls that fell from a nest in Santa Cruz County on April 8, 2013. (Wildlife Emergency Services)

They will also check to see if the babies are healthy enough to be put back and if not, the babies will be taken to the center for treatment until they are ready to return to the wild, Dmytryk said.

At least two of the owls sound to be in good shape, she said.

It is the organization’s first call of the season for a nesting union.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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