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Western Screech Owl Injured in Sherwood on Halloween is Released

By Ray Pitz
Portland Tribune

A mended Western screech owl that had apparently been struck by a car on Halloween was released into Stella Olsen Park on Dec. 18.

A mended Western screech owl that had apparently been struck by a car on Halloween was released into Stella Olsen Park on Dec. 18.

The animal was discovered by passersby along Sunset Boulevard, just east of Eucalyptus Drive, on the morning of Oct. 31.

“One of the people who found the bird, Becky Sander, released the bird back into the wild. It did great.” said Deb Sheaffer, staff veterinarian for the Audubon Society of Portland’s Wildlife Care Center. “The reason we released it at Stella

Olsen is because that park is near where it was found and was most likely the bird's territory.”

Sheaffer, who nursed the bird back to health, said the bird needed no coaxing and took off into a stand of trees.

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