Secret World nurses tawny owl back to health after it was hit by car

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 February 2018

The tawny owl is being cared for by Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

The tawny owl is being cared for by Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

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A tawny owl which suffered a head injury after being hit by a car is being cared for at Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

The charity, in East Huntspill, welcomed the female owl after it was found stood in a state of shock by the side of the road.

Following a brief stint at a veterinary surgery, the bird was taken to Secret World where she has been recovering in a warm incubator ahead of being released back into the wild.

Animal carer Marie Densten said: “Many birds suffer concussion, especially small birds that fly into windows.

“Kept warm and quiet they often will recover.

“However a glancing blow from a vehicle is another thing so she is lucky not to have been more seriously injured.

“Had she been left on the road she could have easily been run over so we are grateful to the caring person who took her to the vet and gave her a second chance.”

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