Apparently, the fallout from Richard Sherman’s postgame rant has now moved to a central Washington bird sanctuary. According to KING5 in Seattle, a 14-year-old tawny owl was stolen from the Raptor House in Yakima County, Washington.
Shannon Dalan, who runs the sanctuary with his wife, says that it was evident that the owl had been stolen because “someone took off a lock to the building, removed latches and unhooked the leash holding the owl.”
A tawny owl is worth anywhere between $3,000 and $4,000 on the black market, so that could be the motive for the theft.
Now that we have all the minor details out of the way, it’s now time to inform you that the stolen owl is named “Sherman.” And yes, he’s named after Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
The tawny owl arrived about five years ago from a sanctuary in St. Louis. Shannon Dalan started calling him Sherman after ball-hawking Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
You’d think that they owl has already hit the black market by now. But it wouldn’t surprise any of us if a Seahawks fan has Sherman in his backyard right now.