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Owl rescued by OPP in Madoc dies as result of injuries

Central Hastings OPP rescued an injured owl in the Madoc area on Monday. The owl is seen here with Const. Kenny Fuentes. Central Hastings OPP

The wildlife centre that took in an owl rescued by Central Hastings OPP says the bird has died.

According to OPP, officers received a call about an injured owl on Lahey Road in the village of Madoc, about 75 kilometres east of Peterborough.

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Police believe the barred owl — also known as a hoot owl — was hit by a passing vehicle while it was eating morning prey found in the middle of the road. The owl is native to the region.

Central Hastings OPP rescued an injured owl in the Madoc area on Monday. Central Hastings OPP

The owl was transported to Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee and unfortunately died of its injuries on Tuesday morning. A staff member at the wildlife centre says the owl had extensive injuries, including a wing that was broken in several areas, a broken lower beak and head trauma.

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Const. Barbra Hunter says an officer used an OPP raincoat to cover and capture the owl for assessment and possible rehabilitation. The owl’s sex was not known, Hunter said.

Central Hastings OPP rescued an injured owl in the Madoc area on Monday.
Central Hastings OPP rescued an injured owl in the Madoc area on Monday. Central Hastings OPP
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