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The Little Owlet grows into Great Horned raptor
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The Little Owlet, now a fully mature Great Horned Owl, takes to the sky as rescuers (from left) Margaret Buckelew, Peter Wolfram and Gayle Christison watch. The owl along with two other young Great Horned Owls that were rescued from around the state, were released in some woods in Kershaw County Sept. 25. - photo by Britt Jennings
One fine day last April, Gayle Christison was riding her horse on a trail through a quiet stand of woods when she came upon what looked like a ball of feathers with eyes sitting on the ground. The little creature turned out to be a very young Great Horned Owl. Maybe it had tried to fly too early, maybe it had just become a little too adventurous and had somehow fallen out of its nest.

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