LOOMIS (CBS13) – Gold Country Wildlife Rescue is helping one long-term patient reach new heights.

A barn owl is healing after burning most of his flight feathers and talons when he landed on a methane igniter at a city waste facility.

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Wildlife experts weren’t sure he would survive, but he recovered and is in the process of learning how to fly again.

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He’s good at jumping and flying from perch to perch in his cage – but still has a long way to go.

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Anyone looking to help the owl is asked to go to the wildlife rescue’s Facebook page.