Tracy Lee Stark
Photographer and Multimedia Producer
4 minute read
7 Feb 2020
6:45 am

IN PICS: Owl Rescue Centre performs a labour of love

Tracy Lee Stark

Not only does the centre rescue and rehabilitate injured or vulnerable owls, it also runs a rat-trap project to decrease the use of poison.

Barn owls are pictured in an enclosure at the Owl Rescue Centre in Hartbeespoort, 28 January 2020. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Danelle Murray started her life-long love for owls at the tender age of eight when her mother asked her to feed her dog outside. She recalls how it was almost sunset and she that was terrified of the dark. While trembling with fear, she heard a hissing sound coming from above her head, looked up, and saw what she thought was an angel. What it really was, was a barn owl sitting on top of a water tower, and Danelle immediately fell in love with the heart-shaped face she believed was there to watch over her. Together with her husband...