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Officers rescue Snowy Owl in middle of the road overnight

Snowy Owl
Posted at 8:32 AM, Dec 03, 2020

Officers of the Jackson Police Department rescued a Snowy Owl that was standing in the middle of a road early Thursday morning.

An officer discovered the owl shortly after 2 a.m. on County Road P that appeared to be in 'distress.'

Due to the location, an officer feared the owl might be struck by a passing vehicle.

Snowy Owl

With the help of troopers and deputies, the owl was transported to Wanakia Wildlife to receive treatment.

Snowy Owls are native to the Arctic Circle, but they migrate to Canada and Northern United States during the winter months, according to the Jackson Police Department.

Some years, hundreds of Snowy Owls can be seen in Wisconsin, known as irruption.

But this year, there have been only four confirmed sightings of Snowy Owls, according to the Wisconsin DNR.

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