Rat poison could be killing burrowing owls in Cape Coral

Apr 25, 2023 | Burrowing Owls, In the News

Burrowing owls are being found dead in their nests after picking up rats that have ingested rat poison left out by people in Cape Coral.

“I lose sleep,” said Pascha Donaldson with Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife. “That’s all I can say. I lose sleep.”

What makes it tough for Donaldson is that the burrowing owls do not have to die. Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife say they know of at least 11 burrowing owl deaths in the last two weeks.

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