The Virginia Owl was taken to the vet in serious condition, but Douglas Podzecki managed to get her back on the wing.Then the man had to go to work.
A few months later he returned to the reserve, and literally a minute later the same bird flew up to him and hugged him with wings.The center staff were surprised and started filming the whole situation.
Douglas Podzecki is known as one of the leading avian veterinarians at the Rescue Volunteer Center in Mississippi.
Center employees have long nicknamed Douglas the «Whisperer of the Bird.» In fact he not only knows the birds well, but also knows how to establish relationships of trust with them.
Owl Gigi, a young eagle owl from Virginia, arrived at the center in a very serious condition.
There was almost no more hope, but Douglas pulled off the incredible and the owl learned to fly again.She stayed to live in the area of the small reserve next to the building of the center.
Gigi often visited Douglas, but one day the man had to leave for work.
A few months later the vet returned and almost immediately an owl flew in through the open window. According to the center’s employees, Gigi danced along the table and then literally hugged Douglas in her arms.
Sooner or later, the owl will fly to other hunting grounds. But the bird will always remember its savior.