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Updated: 12:31 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 | Posted: 12:11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
An injured owl found in Elizabeth in June was released last week back into the wild after being rehabilitated.Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Amy Baswell found the injured owl in the middle of the road on East 7th and Hawthorne streets in June.Baswell said hawks were trying to “dive-bomb” the injured bird, which was later named “Hawthorne,” while it lay injured. SLIDESHOW: Injured owl nursed back to health, released into wildBaswell was able to rescue the owl and transported it to the Carolina Raptor Center.Officials at the Raptor Center said the owl suffered two fractured bones along with head and eye trauma likely from being hit by a car.The bird received treatment and rehabilitation and became healthy enough to be released back into the wild.Baswell was given the honor of releasing Hawthorne back into the wild on Sept. 3.
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