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Owl rescued from roadside in eastern Iowa released into wild

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A barred owl has been released back into the wild after a month-long stay at the Raptor Advocacy Rehabilitation and Education Center, or RARE, in Iowa City.

The Hawk Eye reports (http://bit.ly/2fbHce5 ) the large owl was taken to the center on Sept. 21 after Sam Warner of Burlington saw the raptor sitting on the pavement alongside U.S. 61.

Donning work gloves, he picked up the owl and headed to work, where he called veterinary technician and RARE field team member Michele Nigg.

She took the owl to the raptor center, where team members determined it had likely been hit by a car.

On Oct. 22, after being nursed back to health, the owl was released at Starr's Cave Nature Center.

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