Snowy Owl rescued from industrial chimney

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January 24, 2018 (courtesy of Bayonne Briefs)

Rescuers at NJ Animal Control and Rescue save a snowy owl stuck in an industrial chimney at a power plant in Bayonne on Jan. 8. Likely trying to escape the bitter cold, the owl became trapped when workers at the plant spotted it and contacted animal control.

The bird was diagnosed as healthy, but undernourished and dehydrated. On Jan. 15, after a week of rehabilitation at the Raptor Trust, it was released at Island Beach State Park.

The snowy owl, with yellow eyes and spotted plumage, is about two feet tall with a wingspan of about five feet. Other than its striking appearance, the snowy owl is known for its silent bursts of flight.

Read more: Hudson Reporter – BAYONNE BRIEFS

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