Students at Jefferson Community College had a hoot of a time in class Monday.
Zoo technology majors had the hands-on experience of learning how to care for birds of prey.
They included owls, a falcon, and a kookaburra. The animals were brought in by Rick West of Westy's Birds of Prey in Adams.
Students say it's this kind of interaction that will help them in their careers.
"We're learning everything from how to handle them to husbandry and just how to take general care of them with beak trimming and talon trimming," sophomore Jordan Harris said. "It's very neat. You have to pay very good attention to what they're doing."
Birds aren't the only visitors to this class. Students interact with other animals, such as snakes, throughout the semester.