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Injured owl spotted in road, taken to emergency vet clinic

By FOX 12 Staff
Fox 12 Oregon

HUBBARD, OR (KPTV) - Two women saw what they thought was a pair of eyes in the roadway looking back at them in Hubbard.

Injured owl spotted in road, taken to emergency vet clinic

Photo: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

HUBBARD, OR (KPTV) - Two women saw what they thought was a pair of eyes in the roadway looking back at them in Hubbard.

They stopped, turned around and discovered an injured owl, unable to fly.

They called non-emergency dispatchers and a Clackamas County deputy responded to the scene on South Barlow Road and Highway 211 at 3:18 a.m.

The deputy was able to get the owl into a container and drove it to the Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Clackamas.

From there, the animal was taken to the Audubon Society of Portland with the hopes it could be rehabilitated.

On Monday, Audubon Society workers said the barn owl suffered an injury to its shoulder that could not be repaired. It was determined the owl would have to be euthanized.

Deputies originally reported that it was a spotted barn own, an endangered species. Audubon Society workers said that was not the case, as it was a more common barn owl often found in the area.

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