Missing Atlanta zoo owl found on neighborhood porch

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 7:43 AM
Last updated Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 9:32 AM
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ATLANTA — Authorities say an owl that went missing from Zoo Atlanta has been found on the front porch of a home about a half-mile away.

Missing zoo owl found on a nearby porch  AP
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Missing zoo owl found on a nearby porch

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Soren the barn owl was found after members of the zoo’s bird team responded to a call about a possible sighting Friday.

Zoo officials say they examined the owl and found no signs of injury. They say the bird was positively identified from leather bands on its legs.

James Ballance, the zoo’s curator of birds, the bird had lost weight, appeared to be hungry, and showed signs of dehydration. But he said the staff is optimistic that the owl will recover normally.

Zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines says the owl had flown away from trainers on Aug. 10.

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AFjoe
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AFjoe 08/18/14 - 09:18 am
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Who cares?

I mean does anybody really give a hoot.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/18/14 - 10:09 am
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There's a profession called "owl trainer"?

Maybe the economy is recovering after all.

my.voice
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my.voice 08/18/14 - 10:33 am
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Did the owl verify the number

Did the owl verify the number of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

corgimom
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corgimom 08/18/14 - 02:12 pm
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Dixieman, there certainly is.

Dixieman, there certainly is. They can be called animal trainers, animal behavior specialists, or falconers.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/18/14 - 02:53 pm
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Whatever you call them, they

Whatever you call them, they must not be very good at it if the owl flew away.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 08/18/14 - 09:54 pm
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5 comments in and nobody

5 comments in and nobody notices the glaring spelling error in the title? Seriously? PORTCH?!

The owl was recovered hanging out on the patio at Hooters...

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/18/14 - 10:50 pm
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East Atlanta

From the story:

ATLANTA — Authorities say an owl that went missing from Zoo Atlanta has been found on the front porch of a home about a half-mile away. The bird had lost weight, appeared to be hungry, and showed signs of dehydration.

The rats in that section of Atlanta are so big that the barn owl dared not try to catch them.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 08/19/14 - 09:33 am
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@ bdouglas

Thanks. it's fixed.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/19/14 - 07:19 pm
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No, dichotomy, likely it was

No, dichotomy, likely it was either scared by a predator or wanted to mate. It happens.

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