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Couple finds stoned owl in Christmas tree
NBC 2 ^ | 12/15/05 | NBC 2

Posted on 12/15/2005 6:52:05 PM PST by Pikamax

SARASOTA— The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary in Sarasota is getting ready to release one buzzed bird back out into the wild. Vets at the sanctuary have been caring for a screech owl that was found acting a little odd.

A couple purchased a Christmas tree and had it in the house for five days before decorating it. That's when the couple discovered a tiny screech owl in the tree.

The couple called the sanctuary's rescue squad.

But the story wasn't very interesting until Melissa Dolinsky began assessing the owl's health.

"I kept smelling him and smelling him going, 'What is that odor?'"

She thought it smelled like marijuana.

"Just kind of laying there as happy as could be," said Dolinsky.

They examined the owl looked in his eyes and determined the owl was stoned.

"Absolutely a first for me. I've never had any owl or any other winged creature for that matter come in high? Absolutely a first," said Jeff Dering of Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary

In true holiday timing, the December guest has generated some much needed attention for the struggling sanctuary.

The sanctuary named the owl Cheech the Screetch.

The staff set Cheech free Thursday afternoon into the trees along bradenton beach.


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1 posted on 12/15/2005 6:52:06 PM PST by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

I read some nutjobs blog a while back that claimed the President worships a Great Stoned Owl.


2 posted on 12/15/2005 6:53:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Pikamax

The owl says: "Dude, I am higher than Jesus right now."

3 posted on 12/15/2005 6:54:54 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: cripplecreek

And Hillary used to talk to Mrs. Roosevelt....


4 posted on 12/15/2005 6:55:31 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Pikamax

Five days is a pretty long buzz, even for a bird.


5 posted on 12/15/2005 6:56:02 PM PST by SouthTexas (A Merry and Blessed Christmas to all.)
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To: Pikamax

Wonder where the Owl buys the stuff...


6 posted on 12/15/2005 6:56:36 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Pikamax

Check it's beeber..


7 posted on 12/15/2005 6:56:45 PM PST by RTINSC (Being Offended is the Natural Consequence of Leaving Your Home...)
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To: Pikamax
O RLY?

Ya RLY

NO WA!!

8 posted on 12/15/2005 6:57:34 PM PST by M203M4
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To: SouthTexas

Owl munchies are a good thing unless you're a mouse.


9 posted on 12/15/2005 6:57:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Gordongekko909

The owl says: "Dude, I am higher than Jesus right now." ...

And then asked everyone nearby if they had either nachos, poptarts, or some "serious brownies, man!"


10 posted on 12/15/2005 6:58:12 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (Bumper sticker "Martyrs or Marines: Who do YOU think will get the virgins?")
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To: M203M4

Would you like me to find those pics for you?


11 posted on 12/15/2005 6:58:56 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: M203M4

Owl??? Where is the partridge?


12 posted on 12/15/2005 6:58:59 PM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: Pikamax

The bill for Visine must've been enormous.


13 posted on 12/15/2005 7:00:45 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Pikamax
They examined the owl looked in his eyes and determined the owl was stoned.

This gives duck hunters everywhere a great new idea.
14 posted on 12/15/2005 7:01:15 PM PST by adorno
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To: Pikamax; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton

15 posted on 12/15/2005 7:02:01 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: SouthTexas

Is that an endangered species? Is it illegal for owls to smoke weed?


16 posted on 12/15/2005 7:02:16 PM PST by colchicine (Friends are just enemies who don't have the guts to kill you.)
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To: Pikamax

Now the environmentalists will have to demand an end to marijuana growing.


17 posted on 12/15/2005 7:04:57 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Pikamax

Now the environmentalists will have to demand an end to marijuana growing.


18 posted on 12/15/2005 7:04:58 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Pikamax

Were the Christmas trees imported from Mexico in the back of a truck with 20 "temporary workers?"


19 posted on 12/15/2005 7:06:26 PM PST by msnimje (http://weblogawards.org/2005/12/best_blog.php .. VOTE FOR MALKIN (everyday) -- DON'T LET KOS WIN!!)
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To: Pikamax
Just look at the large dilated pupils. Isn't it obvious?
20 posted on 12/15/2005 7:08:42 PM PST by SampleMan
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To: Darksheare; null and void; nicmarlo

There is a joke in here somewhere.


21 posted on 12/15/2005 7:10:04 PM PST by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile.)
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To: Pikamax
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22 posted on 12/15/2005 7:11:21 PM PST by digger48
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To: Pikamax
Oh duuuude - the eyes are a definite giveaway.


23 posted on 12/15/2005 7:11:48 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Pikamax
Reminds me of when me and a buddy went to the woods to cut their family a Christmas tree.

After several days in the warm house they found hundreds of tiny baby praying mantis all over the walls and curtains. LOL!

24 posted on 12/15/2005 7:15:18 PM PST by FReepaholic (Admitted FReepaholic since 1998.)
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To: Pikamax

Dave? Dave's not here, Man.


25 posted on 12/15/2005 7:18:09 PM PST by FreedomFarmer (Facts without theory is trivia. Theory without facts is socialism.)
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To: Pikamax

"Come on, tough guys! Ya wanna fight? I can take youse wit' bot' wings tied behind my back!"

26 posted on 12/15/2005 7:18:15 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When government does too much, nobody else does much of anything." -- Mark Steyn)
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To: cripplecreek

You'd think the residents would have noticed the half eaten Christmas cookies.


27 posted on 12/15/2005 7:25:23 PM PST by SouthTexas (A Merry and Blessed Christmas to all.)
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To: sweetliberty
There is a joke in here somewhere.

This is series. Somebody "smoked a hooter".

28 posted on 12/15/2005 7:25:44 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: colchicine

Think he would be endangered if he would have dropped a seed and caught the tree on fire. ;)


29 posted on 12/15/2005 7:26:51 PM PST by SouthTexas (A Merry and Blessed Christmas to all.)
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To: Pikamax
"The staff set Cheech free Thursday afternoon into the trees along bradenton beach."

Thursday, patrons of Pizza hut were importuned by an owl seeking chocolate chip pizza.

Oops, make that chocolate mousse, please - and hold the tails and claws, please.
30 posted on 12/15/2005 7:33:36 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon Liberty, it is essential to examine principle)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
AAAHHHH !!! ANTS! ANTS! GET THEM OFF ME!
31 posted on 12/15/2005 7:36:37 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (I alone, am the chosen one. Because I alone, did the choosing.)
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To: Pikamax



32 posted on 12/15/2005 7:40:50 PM PST by xrp (Conservative votes are to Republicans what 90% of black votes are to Democrats (taken for granted))
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To: Pikamax

Maybe yhe had a doctors Rx for the weed.


33 posted on 12/15/2005 7:42:19 PM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: Hank Rearden

nah, owl eyes always look like that. I work with several.


34 posted on 12/15/2005 7:57:05 PM PST by Americanchild
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To: Mr. Jazzy
"The owl says: "Dude, I am higher than Jesus right now." ...

Before saying "Call the pizza guy and tell him I'll spot him $10 if he brings a six-pack with him. I'm thirsty".

35 posted on 12/15/2005 8:09:02 PM PST by BobS
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To: GLDNGUN

Actually it was probably the mother of all contact highs. Mice and rodents ate M.J. seeeds, and the owl ate the mice.


36 posted on 12/15/2005 8:09:04 PM PST by rock58seg (It's time for Islam to actually become a religion of peace or a religion of the past.)
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To: rock58seg

Um, who did they buy the Christmas tree from?


37 posted on 12/15/2005 8:14:57 PM PST by BobS
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To: GLDNGUN

Owl and a monkey, sitting on a limb smoking some pot, when a lizard wanders by and asks to join them.
A little later the lizard says it's thirsty, falls off the limb and heads for the river.
On the way he meets a crocodile who asks what he's been doing. The lizard tells him about the owl and the monkey on a limb.
The croc decides to join them, He makes his way to where they are.
He looks up says, Hey!!!
The monkey looks down, squints a little, and asks, "Hey Dude, How much water did you drink???


38 posted on 12/15/2005 8:18:32 PM PST by rock58seg (It's time for Islam to actually become a religion of peace or a religion of the past.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

not a ping.


39 posted on 12/15/2005 8:22:57 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: BobS

You want to go cut your own tree! Right??


40 posted on 12/15/2005 8:27:46 PM PST by rock58seg (It's time for Islam to actually become a religion of peace or a religion of the past.)
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To: sweetliberty
There is a joke in here somewhere.

Potted Owl?

41 posted on 12/15/2005 8:28:44 PM PST by null and void (Peace on Earth. Death to the Terrorists...)
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To: Thinkin' Gal; aculeus

GET OUTTA HERE!!!!!

LOLOLOLOL!!!


42 posted on 12/15/2005 8:33:22 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe (does anyone miss Ted Koppel?)
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To: colchicine

Only legal if they are ill.


43 posted on 12/15/2005 8:35:19 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

Owls we have heard are high....


44 posted on 12/15/2005 8:42:22 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe (does anyone miss Ted Koppel?)
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To: null and void
"Potted Owl?"

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45 posted on 12/15/2005 8:47:24 PM PST by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile.)
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To: Pikamax

Did it complete step 12 before they let it go?


46 posted on 12/15/2005 8:52:04 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Hank Rearden

Looks like my tortie after a roll on a catnip-saturated carpet.


47 posted on 12/15/2005 8:52:56 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: sweetliberty

Or was it a Cheech owl...


48 posted on 12/15/2005 9:03:40 PM PST by null and void (Peace on Earth. Death to the Terrorists...)
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To: Pikamax; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; tiamat; ...

"Hey, is that an owl in the tree above me? Want a hit, little dude?"



49 posted on 12/15/2005 9:28:13 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("MOO...BANG...MOOO!")
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To: Pikamax
In true holiday timing, the December guest has generated some much needed attention for the struggling sanctuary.

It's a Christmas Miracle!!!!
50 posted on 12/15/2005 9:31:18 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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