illinois raptor center

Over the Thanksgiving break, my mom set up a visit for us at the Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur, IL. We were able to hold Yeti, a snowy owl (21 weeks) and Kenny, a bald eagle (4 years I think).

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She was very friendly and liked her ears rubbed.

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She was holding her mouth open because she was warm.

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Afterwards, she ate a mouse in one gulp!
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Kenny weighs 7 lbs, but boy did he feel heavy on your fist!
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What a neat opportunity!

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