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Arctic owl recovering after being struck by a vehicle on Route 101 in Hampton


March 02. 2018 9:41AM

A snowy owl is recovering after it was struck by a vehicle on Route 101 in Hampton Thursday morning. (Hampton Police Department)



HAMPTON -- A snowy owl is recovering after it was struck by a vehicle on Route 101 in Hampton Thursday morning.

Deputy Police Chief David Hobbs said the owl was discovered around 7 a.m. and turned over to Jane Kelly, owner of On the Wing, a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Epping.

X-rays showed a hairline fracture to the bird’s right wing and trauma to the spine and head and a bruised nictitating membrane (third eyelid), Kelly said; recovery is expected to take about four weeks.


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