Ailing snowy owl found in Omaha has recuperated, heads north for a 2nd chance
The snowy owl found downtown in November flies in an enclosed space Wednesday as Raptor Recovery Nebraska staffers prepare to transport him for release back into the wild in St. Paul, Minn. While he recovered at the center, the creature had the company of two one-eyed bald eagles.
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:00 am
ELMWOOD, Neb. — A sickly snowy owl found in downtown Omaha last fall is healthy again and just a car ride away from freedom.
Members of Raptor Recovery Nebraska were called to capture the owl last November near the CenturyLink Center. Far from its normal habitat hundreds of miles north of Omaha, the bird was dehydrated and emaciated.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:00 am.