This Easter we have a new story to add to our book, and it is a historic one. First, look at this lovely photo of Luna, taken at this year's Bowl-a-Thon by David Fredericks. While you're looking at it picture those feather tufts as bunny ears, you know, like the Easter Bunny. Got it? Now that you're imaging Luna as the Easter Bunny....what does the Easter Bunny bring? Easter Eggs!
Because Luna isn't romantically involved, this egg would not have been viable, But, WHY this has happened is a bit of a mystery to us. Luna came to us in 2008 as a juvenile and is just now turning 8. With the center's location in the hills outside of Morgan Hill, she gets serenaded by wild Great Horned Owls on a regular basis, and has since her arrival. Could that have triggered this natural behavior? Possibly. Why now and not sooner?
We do know that GHO typically lay 2-3 eggs at a time, so we are now on egg watch, Keeping a close eye on things to make sure Luna does not become "egg bound" or have any other complications.
This is one of those fantastic learning experiences that come along in our field that we are taking advantage of. We are reaching out to other rehabilitation centers to find out where else this has happened, what to look out for, and any other information we can get our hands on. We will keep everyone posted on this story. As we learn, you can learn along with us!
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