It’s been a harsh winter out on the east coast for humans and animals alike. Particularly hard hit are the owls, for which parts of Ontario are known.
At one sanctuary for birds, Sue Meech explains that the birds of prey are starving because of the weather. When the snow melts but the ground stays frozen, the rodents can’t burrow and they die before the owls can get to them.
Weakened, the owls start to make mistakes and fly in to buildings and cars.
Of the 20 birds they’ve received this winter, Meech says that they’ve only been able to save 4.
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