Petrie Island owlets rescued from ice storm peril after mother injured

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By Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen, April 17, 2017

Arborist Trevor Miazga had just got home from one emergency callout due to Monday’s ice storm, when he answered the call for another.

Two baby great-horned owls had spent hours alone in their Petrie Island willow tree nest after their mother had been critically injured earlier in the day, likely by a falling chunk of ice.

“We love nature, so when we heard about a couple of baby owls, we headed out to help,” Miazga said Monday night.