“Adopt” Hershel the Eastern Screech Owl
One cold February evening in Columbiana, Alabama, Hershel was out hunting for a lovely dinner, maybe a big, juicy cockroach. Suddenly, he spotted the perfect bug which just so happen to be attracted toward some headlights of a Chevy Suburban. Hershel honed in on the moth, swooping in for the kill, and BAM! Hershel was blindsided by the SUV. The driver took the dazed and confused Hershel to the Alabama Wildlife Center in Oak Mountain, Alabama where he underwent several diagnostic tests and exams. It was determined that the accident had damaged eyesight in both eyes and knocked his beak a little crooked. Hershel had no injuries to his wings or feet, but his reduced eyesight made it impossible for him to ever be able to survive in the wild again. He has been with Callaway Gardens since April 2010.
By adopting Hershel, you are are helping feed, house, and provide medical care for these resident raptors. An adoption can be made in honor of a person, or event, or in memory of someone. See our adoption levels below: