Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Breaking into prison















The Spring Creek Correctional Center is a maximum security, state operated adult correctional institution located in Seward, Alaska. The institution has a capacity of over 500 male inmates and employs more than 200 staff.

A large part of Spring Creek's population is made up of what is considered the "hard-core" felon; those that have committed violent crimes such as murder and who will probably spend the rest of their life in prison.

Why this young owl wanted to break in is a mystery to us, but it found itself caught in the razor wire above the parameter fence. Prison officials contacted the Alaska Sealife Center who retrieved the bird and forwarded it to Bird TLC for treatment.

Now, the Alaska Sealife Center deals with sealife, (duh). So the rescuer misidentified the owls specific species three times before getting it right. What do you think it is? I'll give an answer in a few days.

2 comments:

robin andrea said...

Quite a nice-looking owl. Not sure what species, but definitely know it's lucky to be in such good hands.

Dave said...

It was first identified as a barred owl. They don't go this far north.

Second was a great gray owl. Not a chance.

It's an imature great horned owl. No tuffs yet. Gorgeous young bird.