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Owl takes up residency at local elementary school

Posted at 5:32 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 14:29:16-04

A local elementary school is hosting a couple of special guests for the Spring. And before long, their guests will have a few additions.

"We have a great horned owl nesting here on our campus. Right here next to the front entrance of our school," said Principal Chandra Young.
 
The owl moved in during spring break. 
 
When the kids returned to school, they got quite the surprise.
 
"We've just been looking at it, trying not to get too close so it won't fly away so eggs could stay the temperature it needs to be," said student Adrian Soto.
 
The school operations people checked with Arizona Game and Fish to make sure they did everything right.
 
Arizona Game and Fish said they cannot move the eggs because they are federally protected.
 
Before long, some babies should be popping out from under mom.
 
"They get to study the lifecycle of the owls and how it will take before those eggs hatch," said Young.
 
The students at Robles students are no strangers to wildlife.
 
They get to take care of Titus the Tortoise who's been roaming school grounds for the last six years.