Among the branches of spruce, which will light up at Rockefeller Center in New York before Christmas, workers discovered a hidden American owl. The little owl, which had no access to food or water during a three-day trip from the city of Oneonta in central New York, was taken over by a rescue station.
Workers found a male named Rockefeller on Monday. On Wednesday, he was examined by a veterinarian and it turned out that he was healthy. “He has an unlimited number of mice at his disposal, he is ready to leave us,” the British BBC quoted Ellen Kalish, director of the rescue station at Saugerties in New York State.
According to her, Rockefeller will return to nature next weekend. The American owl is one of the smallest owls, it is 17 to 21 centimeters in size.
According to Kalish, about two million American owls live in the United States, so it will not be a problem if Rockefeller does not return to Oneonta, the males are looking for a new partner every year.
The BBC notes that the owl’s story will perhaps bring positive publicity to the 23-meter-high Norwegian spruce for the Rockefeller Center. So far, he has reportedly met with ridicule on social networks because he is thin. According to some, this is a perfectly appropriate reminder of a year that will still be best forgotten.