A Klamath Falls farmer unloading his hay truck in Grants Pass discovered four eggs in the stack and brought them to us packed in a Petri cigar box. Since the clutch had been un-incubated for many hours, we doubted anything would hatch, but they were placed in the incubator anyway. Several weeks later, Petri popped out! We believed she was a male until she laid eggs for the first time at age thirteen (you’ll still hear some longtime staffers refer to Petri as “he”). She is exceptionally good with crowds but tends to be aggressive in her mew and on the perch, so be cautious when approaching her. Since she is fully flighted and slightly ferocious, Petri has turned out to be quite the foster mom. She fostered multiple baby barn owl rehab patients that have been returned to the wild.