Wildlife authorities reacted to the two men, who were drinking and videotaping, wandering
around with a wounded owl.
Wildlife authorities disagree, although the two men have a good time in the images. Two
men could be blamed, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
“These images really drive people crazy,” said the animal care manager at Bush Sanctuary
regarding the incident.
The video posted on Facebook on March 16 shows two men walking around with an owl that
looks unconscious. The man who uploaded the video said they saw the owl driving in West
Palm Beach. In the message part of the video, it was written “We are drunk, we are ready to
take this thing we found and eat it”.
In the video footage, loud music plays and the man behind the wheel is holding the bird.
Alcohol bottles are seen on the center console of the vehicle.
Fisheries and Wildlife Commission’s spokesperson Liz Barraco stated that the US Fish and
Wildlife Service has initiated an investigation into the incident. However, he did not provide
any information on whether the two men would be interviewed and whether they would be
Palm Beach County Conservation and Animal Control Captain Dave Walesky reported the
video to the state agency and said he received an email from the Florida Animal Control
The great horned owl is a protected species. The government agency therefore agreed to
take charge of the incident and reported the owl to Bush Sanctuary.
Authorities contacted a person who appeared in the video. The people in the footage said
they left the owl the next day. The men said they had never touched the owl and let it go.
Authorities are focusing on the possibility that the owl was injured by a car crash. Kite said
she was saddened to learn that the injured owl was still there and needed help. “We come
across these animals often, and there is no one to blame,” said Kite. However, this event is
different from the others. Here we know who the people are and communicate. “I’m really
sorry that an animal hit by a car won’t get the treatment it deserves.
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|Johannes Villemson, Estonian runner (d. 1971)
|Reo Stakis, Cypriot-Scottish businessman, founded Stakis Hotels (d. 2001)
|René Meulensteen, Dutch footballer and coach
|Kari Matchett, Canadian actress
|Gigi Leung, Hong Kong singer and actress
|Tommy Johnagin, American comedian
|Diana Rennik, Estonian figure skater
|Victor Obinna, Nigerian footballer
|Samia Yusuf Omar, Somalian sprinter (d. 2012)