Mississippi’s Wild at Heart Rescue recently shared a touching story about a rescued Great Horned Owl its staff named “GiGi.” Its specialists suspected that GiGi had been hit by a car because she exhibited significant head trauma. Left for dead, they found her infested with parasites and barely surviving the bird equivalent of pneumonia.
The Rescue’s founding director Missy Dubuisson, told The Dodo: “This bird was one of the most critical we have ever taken care of, the fact that this bird has lived is beyond comprehension.” The Rescue’s president, Douglas Pojeky provided extensive care to GiGi, nursing her back to health. And, GiGi knew it.
She bonded to Pojeky. But, when he was away for a few days, GiGi appeared despondent, moping at the facility. When he returned, she rushed to meet him, rested her head on his shoulder and wrapped her wings around him. Dubuisson remarked that she could see trust in GiGi’s face.
A Great Horned Owl hugging a human is a wonderful sight to behold.