There was a stowaway on the Rockefeller Christmas Tree – a tiny owl!
The Saw-wheat owl was found in the branches of the tree by the staff as it was delivered to the Big Apple this week, and he’s now recuperating from his big trip at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center.
The bird, apparently, couldn’t part with his favorite tree and took the trip all the way down to New York City, which was 170 miles away from home in Oneonta, New York.
“We”;ve given him fluids and are feeding him all the mice he will eat,” the center posted on Facebook, as they shared the cute story with their followers. “It had been three days since he ate or drank anything.”
The center added that the owl is doing good so far: “His eyes are bright and seems relatively in good condition with all he”;s been through. Once he checks in with the vet and gets a clean bill of health, he”;ll be released to continue on his wild and wonderful journey.”
The Rockefeller Christmas Tree got a lot of sideways looks this year, as it lost a branch or two in transport and many online have been comparing it to the tree seen in It’s Christmas, Charlie Brown!
The tree will be decorated and make its debut on December 1.
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