Sunday, August 14, 2022
Saturday's drama, a Barn Owl was trapped in the basement at the Fort Missoula Military Museum, reported to me yesterday by Tate Jones, curator. We climbed around down there with flashlights and found it 30 feet back in an impossible spot to retrieve. Tate decided to just open the door to the stairs, light pouring in, and an hour later, out flew the bird, did a few laps over the museum and flew away! We were discussing military history for a half hour, thank goodness, so witnessed the escape. Barn Owls are quite rare in these parts, especially underground in basements.