He and his human, Molly Graf, participated in the annual Pow Wow at Riverfront Park, an annual celebration of Native American culture.
Graf was there as a falconer, demonstrating the athleticism and skill of her licensed birds of prey.
Ollie was onsite when an unfortunate “equipment failure” led to his escape.
He turned up in a neighborhood chimney, where a local animal-rescue service extracted him. But despite the identification band on his leg, he was inadvertently rereleased.
Graf is understandably eager for his return.
“Ollie was raised by people and is an imprint, meaning he depends on people for food and care,” she posted. “He is very tame. He has never been wild and never hunted for his food.
“I must find him asap, as he hasn’t eaten since Friday.”
He was subsequently spotted near Saint Aloysius Parish School, 844 N. Keim Street, Pottstown, but not captured.
Graf says Ollie can be subdued by being covered with a towel and brought inside to a shed or garage.
Finders can then contact her at 717-776-5110.
Factual information on the barn owl.