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Owls are  known for being solitary creatures in the wild. They hunt and live as loner animals that don’t seem to need the company of other creatures around. However, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t capable of attachment or emotion, which is shown by GiGi a rescued owl.

Her attachment and understanding of the person that rescued her shows a side of owls that is not commonly known or recognized as gratitude.

A Safe Owl

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GiGi is seen here right before she is going to see the person that rescued her. It is almost as if she knows what is about to happen.

They Helped her

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It isn’t that GiGi was in terrible condition when she was brought in, but it did take the patience and hard work of the Wild at hear Rescue Center to get her healed. This center in Mississippi did everything they could to help GiGi become as healthy as she could.

Working with Her

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A man known as “The Bird Whisperer” also worked here. Douglas Pojeky was about to get to know GiGi at a level that no one else would be able to reach.

Close Bond

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Doug formed a bond with GiGi and the owl knew that she was safe with him. This photo shows the two being reunited after Douglas had taken a trip away for a few days. GiGi is glad he has returned and his showing affection that is not normally common in solitary birds.

A Sweet Hug

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Working with animals brings a lot of joy to people that feel the calling. It may not seem as fun to work with animals like birds that don’t tend to play or interact with others as often. GiGi was different. Douglas brought out an entertaining and delightful side of GiGi that was fun for every one to see.

Relaxed Environment

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Animals like GiGi are biological scared to interact with humans because they are naturally careful of all that could be predators. Douglas proves that with enough work the barriers can be broken if the animal begins to see who they can trust.

Return To The Wild

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GiGi spent a few weeks getting worked on at the clinic, but it was finally time that she returned to the wild. Douglas and the workers were glad to see her healthy but sad to see her go.

Predators

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GiGi is a great horned owl. While they might look sweet and tame, they are really fierce predators and amazing hunters.

A Meal

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Horned owls will eat any of the small creatures around including mice and insects that they find.

Snake Enemy

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Owls often head for and look to eat snakes, though they avoid venomous one’s as much as possible. Because of the way owls hunt from above, they remain one of snakes biggest predators.

Bald Eagle Enemy

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The bald eagle is one of the predators of the horned owl because they fight for the same meals and space. Though the owl is strong and fierce, the bald eagle will usually win a match if the two ever engage in battle.

A Nest For Two

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Owls will raise their babies in nests together after mating season. Because of the coloring of the trees, they can stay well hidden and camouflaged for a while.

Intelligent Birds

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Owls are smart birds. They are calculated in their movements, skilled hunters, and careful about all of their surroundings.

Mating Season

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Male owls will only fight if they need to. If they are looking for food or a mate, they are more likely to become engaged in confrontation. During mating season, the male owl will make loud and distinct sounds to lure the female owl towards his own secured area.

Old Owls

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Owls are often portrayed with wisdom in literature and film. This is because of their agile movements and fierce hunting ability as well as they fact that they live to be fairly old. A wild owl can live over 13 years, while in captivity they may even survive over 30.

Medium Sized Owl

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Even though they have an extremely large wing span and grow to around 2 feet long, there are larger owls that the horned owl. The great gray owl is even large and more powerful than the horned.

Nature’s Helpers

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Skunks fear the horned owl because they are really the only animal that will eat them.

They Are Wild

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They are a very intelligent bird, but this doesn’t directly mean that they are easy to train. Because these are wild birds that usually live in solitude, it can take a long time to get them to listen to any sort of commands.

The End

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But, Doug was able to train and communicate with GiGi and that was a special thing. This picture shows Doug and GiGi ending their time together as GiGI is preparing for her return back to the wild.