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Snowy owl caught in West Virginia released back into the wild

By BRETT DUNLAP

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Dr. Jesse Fallon, director of veterinary medicine at the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia in Morgantown, releases the snow owl on Saturday at Presque Isle State Park on the shore of Lake Erie near Erie, Pa. The owl was found injured in Vienna in late December, treated for a shoulder injury, strengthened back up and released back into the wild over the weekend.
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — The snowy owl that was found injured in Wood County about a month ago was released back into the wild on Saturday.

Officials with the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia in Morgantown confirmed the young male owl, believed to be 7 to 8 months old, was released over the weekend at Presque Isle State Park on the shore of Lake Erie near Erie, Pa.

Dr. Jesse Fallon, director of veterinary medicine at the avian center, said the owl was taken that far because it was determined that was the southern end of the species’ normal winter range.

 

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