TALLADEGA -- Kendra Burns and Dave Hollaway from Camp McDowell brought animals to show Alabama School for the Deaf summer campers Thursday.
The campers got to see birds of prey up close and personal, including a falcon, a red-tailed hawk and a great horned owl. All three birds were hit by cars, injured and deemed unable to survive in the wild, so they are kept in enclosures and used as to help teach at Camp McDowell.
In addition to the birds, the campers also saw a box turtle and a corn snake.
The campers learned all about the animals and were able to ask questions about them. Camp McDowell, in Nauvoo, is the camp and conference center for the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Alabama and also home to the Alabama Folk School, McDowell Environmental Center and McDowell Farm School.