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Saved by the owl

Posted 9/17/21

SULLIVAN — On September 6, National Park Service (NPS) Ranger Ron Babus contacted Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Glen Parker to collect an injured great horned owl rescued from the …

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Saved by the owl

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SULLIVAN — On September 6, National Park Service (NPS) Ranger Ron Babus contacted Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Glen Parker to collect an injured great horned owl rescued from the Delaware River.
ECO Parker met NPS Ranger Babus and NPS Ranger Kali Bunn at a halfway point at the Ten Mile River Delaware access point.
After collecting the owl, ECO Parker and Ranger Babus heard an individual screaming for help in the middle of the Delaware River at the Ten Mile River junction.
Officers noted that a kayaker had flipped their kayak and was struggling in the current.
Ranger Bunn responded with a canoe to rescue the boater while Ranger Babus and ECO Parker stood ready with a throw rope.
Ranger Bunn escorted the boater back to shore where the subject was assisted by Ranger Babus and ECO Parker.
The subject did not require medical attention. After assisting the boater, ECO Parker brought the owl to Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center for further care.

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