Welcome to day 332 of 365 photos..I got these photos yesterday at Possumwood Acres, a wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary located in Hubert, NC. “Possumwood is a non-profit center that exists solely on donations and grants, and the help of our dedicated volunteers. Their goal is to treat and release each animal and return them back to the wild. Many animals come to us due to conflicts with humans, such as being hit by cars, attacked by cats and dogs, or being taken away from their parents by well meaning but unknowing humans“. Source: Possumwood website.
I arrived just as volunteers, Josh and Rachel, were going to get a barred owl out of the cage for a photo op. Rachel had a camera and they were going to take photos for the center. Of course, I asked if I could join them and they said I was welcome. Josh was very careful with the owl, being sure that the bird was not traumatized in any way. He carried it outside, tethered to his arm and walked it through the center as he showed me what was in the various cages. The owl seemed happy to be outside. Camera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 18mm – Aperture: f/6.3 – Shutter Speed: 1/1000 second – ISO: 720I believe that Josh told me that the owl did not have peripheral vision and that the possum that Rachel is holding had only a partial tail (not good for an opossum). Neither of them will be able to be released back into the wild but it is the objective of Possumwood to rehabilitate the birds and animals that they take in and then release them when they are able. It is obvious that Josh and Rachel love the animals and love volunteering at the center. Unfortunately for the center, they (Josh and Rachel) will be moving to Texas. Hopefully, they will find a similar place to volunteer and maybe some day have a place of their own that is just like Possumwood. Good luck to them in the future.
Tomorrow, I will post the photos of the owl that I took while there. Be sure to stop by to see them.
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