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Owl released back into wild after flying into truck

December 19, 2018

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An owl that was injured when it flew into a truck in Vermont has been released back into the wild.

The Bennington Banner reports Shane and Antoinette Squiers released the barred owl into the Norman and Selma. The Squiers were travelling on Route 7 toward Bennington on Friday night when they struck the bird.

Shane Squiers says he and his wife initially thought they had hit a deer because of the impact. They bundled the injured owl in blankets and took it to the Bennington Police Department. Vermont State Game Warden Sgt. Travis Buttle recommended the couple take the owl to wildlife rehabilitator Fred Homer.

Homer evaluated the owl and cared for it over the weekend.

Shane Squiers calls the hardy bird’s recovery a “Christmas miracle.”

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Information from: Bennington Banner, http://www.benningtonbanner.com

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