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Jackson Police Department help owl hit by a taxi, likely has concussion

Posted at 9:45 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 10:45:31-05

No two days for a police officer are quite the same.

A screech owl was brought in to Jackson Police Department after being struck by a Washington County taxi.

An officer kept watch over the owl overnight, waiting for someone at Wanakia Wildlife, a rescue center for native Wisconsin wildlife in Richfield, to better treat the animal.

The owl was kept in a holding cell if by chance it began to feel better and started to take flight.

"It'd be much easier to explain to the Chief why an owl was in the holding cell than flying freely through the entire PD," said an official.

Wanakia Wildlife founder and rehabilitator Marty Thompson said she believes the owl is suffering from a concussion from the crash and should be okay.

"Another story of 'they don't teach us this in the police academy,'" said the post.