Marbles is a little Screech Owl that was found sitting on a log in broad daylight on a ranch. This owl's eyes looked like 2 cloudy white marbles and he showed no response when approached.
He was taken to Rocklin Eye Center where they confirmed that he had cataracts in both eyes probably from blunt trauma. We get these small owls in frequently and often they are hit by cars.
This little guy is now in training to see if he will do well tethered. Although he is said to be totally blind, he can fly and he lands well too. We think Marbles will make a great addition to our education team.
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PawsPartners.org is an alliance formed between A-PAL Humane Society of Amador County and Tri County Wildlife Care, the latter serving native wildlife in Amador, Calaveras, and Eastern San Joaquin Counties. Since inception we have added the Shelter Partners volunteer group, who support our local Animal Control organization, and Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART).