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LSU vets nurse injured owl, release it back to wild

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jan 03, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Staff and students at LSU's veterinary school nursed an injured owl back to health over the last two months and then released the bird back into the wild. WBRZ reports that the barred owl flew back into the wild on Friday. It needed time to recover from a severely broken wing. The school's director, Dr. Mark Mitchell, says the injured bird was found in the wild and brought to the school. He says the bird was probably hit by a car. The school performed surgery, and then a vet student took care of the owl while it recovered inside a special flight cage.