14-year-old owl stolen from Wash. bird sanctuaryFebruary 4, 2014 @ 12:04 pm
SELAH, Wash. (AP) - Investigators want to find whoever took off with an owl from a bird sanctuary in central Washington.
The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says that on Friday, someone entered a building on the Raptor House property in Selah, near Yakima, and took a 14-year-old tawny owl. Deputies are asking people to call if they know who did it.
The owl is glove-trained, and a handler frequently displayed it in classes. It weighs less than a pound and has reddish-brown feathers and pink eyelids.
Shannon Dalan (DAY'-lan) runs the center with his wife, Marsha. He says whoever took the bird, named Sherman, knew what they wanted and left other predators.
No additional details on the theft were released.
The center has about 20 birds, including hawks, falcons and eagles. Some are being rehabbed for return to the wild, and others that can't be released are used for education.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Council vs Columbus
Seattle will consider a resolution to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day
Whatever it Takes
Ricardo Lockette takes playing time with the Seahawks over pride
How Bellevue will handle students who transfer from 'failing' schools
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.