Name McGough's Newest Owl!
The George McGough Nature Park is now home to three owls.
Blind in one eye and almost completely blind in the other eye, Largo's newest owl was found at the Fox Hollow Golf Course in Trinity.
Barb Walker of Clearwater Audubon found the great horned owl in early May.
"Her demeanor is awesomely sweet though. Not threatened or threatening," Walker wrote in a post on Largo's website.
Now the great horned owl needs a name. Suggestions can be made on the city's website. Deadline for name submissions is September 16. The top five names will be selected and posted on the Park and Recreation Facebook site.
The new great horned owl must be hand fed because of her injuries, which nature center volunteers speculate could be from a fight with an eagle.
If you go:
Address: 11901 146th St. N., Largo
Park Hours: Daily 8 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.
Nature Center Hours: Monday- Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. and Sunday noon until 5:45 p.m.
Amenities: Nature Center, Turtle Deck, Picnic Shelters, Boardwalk, Playground, Restrooms, Owl enclosures.
Cost: There is no charge to go to the park.
Donations can be made to help McGough Nature Park care for the birds of prey by sending a check to Clearwater Audubon Society, P.O. Box 97, Clearwater, FL 33757. The donation must be clearly marked for McGough birds of prey.
Updated Aug. 22 at 4:50 p.m.