Named after the tallgrass prairie that once covered more than 23,500 square miles of Texas from the Red River to San Antonio, Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is a rehabilitation and conservation education organization, specializing in fostering better public understanding of the relationship between birds of prey and healthy ecosystems.
SweetPea’ – Eastern Screech Owl (Gray-phase)
SweetPea hatched in the spring of 2003, was found by a family and taken home. She was kept in a rabbit cage and fed hamburger meat. The family realized it was illegal to have her and took her to the appropriate authorities. She was found to be in good condition, but as an ‘imprint’ she was non-releasable and transferred to BPRC in August 2004 as an education ambassador. In Texas we have gray and red phases of Screech Owls. She is a gray-phased owl.
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