Snowy owl rescued in Western North Carolina

(ABC WLOS News) A snowy owl spotted for the first time in Western North Carolina in decades is fighting to stay alive. Severely underweight and ill, naturalist and longtime bird rehabilitation expert Carlton Burke has taken ‘Tundra’ into his nature sanctuary in Mills River. “Suddenly he’s now in captivity because he’s weak and needs some extra help,” said Burke from his bird sanctuary where he’s caring for ‘Tundra.’ “The first 48 hours are most critical and I’ve had this bird about 24 hours now and its survived. At this point we’re getting it to eat. It’s been examined by a veterinarian, a lot of tests have been done, X-rays. We don’t see any actual injuries at this point in time.”

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Posted on December 11, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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