Late Night FDL: Radio Free Hedwig Edition
Guys, I tried, but there’s just too much stupid today and we don’t need more reminders of how people suck. We need a snowy owl story:
A snowy owl who spent the winter in Madison recovering from a wing injury was returned to the wild and should be well on its way home to the far northern tundra.
The owl was part of an unusual influx of snowies over the winter into the Upper Great Lakes region.
Ornithologists say the huge, white owls — the largest of the North American owls — showed up because of an unusual spike in the number of lemmings on the tundra. With this traditional food source in abundance, a bumper crop of owls was produced and many of the younger birds had to head south because of the intense competition for food and nesting sites.