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On January 16th the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation admitted our 6th patient of 2016. BDOW 16-006 is a very lucky Barred Owl. Some kind individuals rescued her after a collision with a vehicle in Thetford, VT on the evening of January 15th. Ted Levin, one of the rescuers, kept the bird safe and quiet overnight, and then brought her to VINS in the morning.
This started as a very typical case. Barred Owls are some of the most frequent patients we see here, and vehicle strikes are the most common reason. This Barred Owl arrived in rough shape. She suffered some injuries that consistent with vehicle strikes: head trauma, eye damage, and bruising. The bird had a very swollen and bruised left eye, which seemed painful. She was fortunate enough not have sustained any fractures of bones, or any other significant injuries. Because the rescuers acted so quickly after the incident, we did not find any emaciation or feather damage.
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