Raptor center medical coordinator, Carly Smith, retrieves Ned from his enclosure before having his steel implants removed and another X-ray taken. Ned was injured with a broken right shoulder/upper wing. He was taken to the Jim Arthur Raptor Medical center for medical attention. Ned and Nellie are a pair of barred owls that have lived in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte since 2009.
Raptor center medical coordinator, Carly Smith, retrieves Ned from his enclosure before having his steel implants removed and another X-ray taken. Ned was injured with a broken right shoulder/upper wing. He was taken to the Jim Arthur Raptor Medical center for medical attention. Ned and Nellie are a pair of barred owls that have lived in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte since 2009. T. Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
Raptor center medical coordinator, Carly Smith, retrieves Ned from his enclosure before having his steel implants removed and another X-ray taken. Ned was injured with a broken right shoulder/upper wing. He was taken to the Jim Arthur Raptor Medical center for medical attention. Ned and Nellie are a pair of barred owls that have lived in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte since 2009. T. Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

A barred owl takes flight to recovery

August 10, 2015 10:58 AM

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