Killing one species to save another sounds like a drastic solution, but that’s exactly what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing in California to protect the Spotted Owl from a predator that happens to be its distant cousin.
Three baby owls that fell from their nest were successfully reunited with their parents last weekend, the Peninsula Humane Society said.
A second family of barn owls has taken up a nest at a Burlingame hotel that has embraced its new role as a protector of wildlife.
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.
A clutch of owl eggs were rescued on Friday after they were discovered perched in a construction site of building in Santa Clara County.
A San Francisco barn owl starved to death Friday after becoming tangled in debris and caught in a treetop, a WildRescue spokeswoman said.