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CPW officers help save great horned owl with unknown injury

Posted at 3:00 PM, Dec 30, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers have helped rescue a great horned owl with a mysterious injury.

The owl was brought in by a citizen to the CPW Southeast Region Office in Colorado Springs on Friday.

The officers observed some clues that may indicate the raptor has a head injury, but they’re not entirely sure.

“We do see that one eye is slightly more dilated than the other which could be a sign of head injury possible. We’ll get him to a rehab facility and see if we can’t get him up and going around in rehab so we can get him back out to the wild,” Officer Phil Gurule said in a video posted on Twitter.

The owl is now headed to the Nature and Wildlife Discovery center in Pueblo for rehab.