[CT Birds] Fwd: Snowy owl update /sad

Christina Cole christinaecole42 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 15:38:37 EST 2016

Hey guys, Just a quick note. I really appreciate the emails sent to me
regarding the post below but I just wanted to clear something up real
quick. The underlying post I shared to the list was from "A Place Called
Hope" (if you are unfamiliar, please google, they do great work)

What I forwarded is by no means my words.. Though I have done and am
interested in rehabilitation, I am no longer able to work with birds or
animals on that level due to being really sick and having cancer. Now I
just donate time, monitor or give what I can...

That being said, I am just a girl that likes raptors, photographing or just
watching ... I would in no way presume to tell a list or people how to
handle, approach or go about their daily lives with or without birds. Micro
managing and telling adults what to do is just not my style. I will leave
that to the experts. My intentions were to let you know what happened to
the snowy and perhaps save people some trouble at the moment going out and
looking for her.

So again, thanks for all the replies... please do not take that post as me
in any type of authoritative or demonstrative since, the post was just a
forwarded update from "A place called hope."

Speaking of the post... they put up a picture 47 minutes ago showing that
the snowy  was sitting up and still hanging in there.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Christina Cole <christinaecole42 at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 7:26 PM
Subject: Snowy owl update /sad
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org

Stolen from a place called hopes FB page if anyone wants pictures and the
full story please go there.

This Snowy Owl was sighted yesterday in Stratford and it appeared to be in
trouble. Despite rescue efforts, she was not located. Today it was found
lying down and approachable. People were touching it before it was wrapped
and put into a car to be transported.  She is in critical condition as her
organs have already started to fail. She is currently dry, warm, hydrated
and in a dark and quiet critical care play pen. Please send her healing
thoughts and thank you to the young man who got her help...

Emaciation in Birds of Prey is a critical condition. When a predator is
approachable, touchable, does nothing when picked up, it is in real
trouble. Birds of Prey have the defenses to ward off any threat, and when
they do nothing, they are on their last bit of strength... Please, when
picking up birds in this condition, keep them in a dark and quiet box,
carrier, towel, laundry basket for transport. Please do not play music or
feed the bird. Food when they are in this condition can actually kill a
bird by taking the energy away from keeping organs from failing to focus on
digestion. Birds of Prey do not appreciate our affection... touching and
petting birds does not soothe them, it only frightens them despite what you
think you are reading when they offer long blinks and shut their eyes. If
you should come across a suffering animal in this state, work fast to get
it to a proper Rehabilitation Center with as little stress possible.

Christina Cole

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