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Rain-Soaked Owl Rescue – Dover, DEC Environmental Conservation Police

Rain-Soaked Owl Rescue – Dutchess County
On Aug. 23, ECO Wamsley received a call about an owl in distress in the town of Dover. Upon arrival, the ECO found the great horned owl stranded in a field and getting drenched by rain from Tropical Depression Ida. ECO Wamsley grabbed his net and approached the bird. The owl could not fly due to an injured wing and had recently been sprayed by a skunk. It was quickly captured and transported to a local rehabilitation facility for treatment.

ECO holding the injured owl
ECO Wamsley with injured great horned owl