Wounded Eagle Owl rescued in Spain

Wounded Eagle Owl rescued in Spain Credit: Pixabay

Wounded Eagle Owl rescued in Spain’ Seville.

Officers from the Guardia civil have been able to successfully rescue a young Eurasian Eagle Owl, which had been injured in Seville’s Lora del Rio. The rescue took place earlier in August after the Guardia civil received a call saying that an injured owl had been discovered. The owl reportedly was on the ground and was not able to fly.

The owl had been spotted in the Matallana industrial estate in Lora del Rio and Police officers were able to locate the owl.

It was believed that the owl could actually be an Eagle Owl (‘Bubo Bubo’). These birds are included in the National Catalogue of Protected Species. Officers from the Guardia civil headed out to rescue the owl.

Once the Guardia civil officers reached the spot where the owl had been seen, the Seprona officers were able to capture and immobilise the owl. They then went on to give it a superficial examination and were happily able to confirm that it was a young male Eagle Owl.

According to the Guardia civil the owl “apparently” had not suffered from any fractures, “but it was quite thin and could have suffered a blow that prevented it from flying normally”.

The Guardia civil officers then made the decision to transfer the owl into the care of the Wildlife Recovery Centre (CREA) in San Jerónimo-Sevilla. Once there, the owl was able to receive any necessary medical care to help it recover.

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Alex Glenn

Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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