Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

As bird flu spreads to dairy cows, Minnesota's raptors show signs of building remarkable immunity

High numbers of eagles, owls, condors and other raptors have beaten the H5N1 strain

A little barred owl looked up from the crux of Dana Franzen-Klein's elbow, stared the veterinarian in the eye and, in as tough and menacing of a posture as he could muster, clicked his beak.

The injured bird was a baby, maybe a month old. His click was a warning, that despite being a puffball barely bigger than Franzen-Klein's palm, he would bite the medical director of the Raptor Center in St. Paul if he had to.

"You're not going to get me," Franzen-Klein said, as she checked the way the owl moved for a sign of where he was hurting.


Reader Comments(0)

Rendered 06/18/2024 05:08