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Published January 18, 2012, 08:53 PM

VIDEO: Minnesota DNR Rescues Great Horned Owl in Thief River Falls

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN (WDAZ-TV) - A DNR crew was notified Tuesday afternoon of a wounded owl that was unable to fly. A conservation officer say it's likely the bird was hit by a car.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN (WDAZ-TV) - The Minnesota DNR has rescued a Great Horned Owl in Thief River Falls.

A DNR crew was notified Tuesday afternoon of a wounded owl that was unable to fly.

A conservation officer say it's likely the bird was hit by a car.

They captured the owl with net and arranged for it to be sent to a raptor rehab center in St. Paul.

"We are going to try and find a rehabilitation that may try and diagnose what is really wrong with it. There are not a lot of people that do rehabilitation in the area so they are euthanized," DNR area wildlife manager Douglas Franke said.

The DNR says there is an abundance of Great Horned Owls in northwest Minnesota. They usually rescue two or three birds a year.

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