Found hanging from a branch by one leg for several hours - this Barn owl (Tyto alba) had a severely dislocated hip joint and was presented to Wattle Grove Vet Hospital
. Just a young bird, I considered all possible repair approaches, but nothing was going to allow the bird any chance of satisfactory return to hunting function. The grim end was sealed when I realised the degree of neurological dysfunction in the limb. Sometimes you can't win.