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 leave on business.
He returned to the reserve a few months later, and literally a minute later the same bird flew up to him and hugged him with wings, and the center staff filmed the whole situation.
Douglas Podzecki is known as one of the lead avian veterinarians at the Wild at Heart Rescue Volunteer Center in Mississippi.
Center employees have long dubbed Douglas the “Bird Whisperer.” Man, in fact, not only knows the birds well, but also knows how to establish trusting relationships with them.
Owl Gigi, a young eagle owl, arrived at the center in very serious condition.
There was almost no hope left, but Douglas pulled off the incredible and the owl learned to fly again.
She was imbued with trust in people and remained to live on the territory of a small reserve adjacent to the center building.
Gigi often visited Douglas, but one day the man had to leave on business.
The vet returned a few months later and almost immediately an owl flew in through the open window. According to center staff, Gigi danced across the table, then literally hugged Douglas with her wings:
Sooner or later, the owl will fly off to other hunting grounds. But the bird will always remember its savior.