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Snowy owl on the mend after causing traffic tie ups
Published Thursday, December 8, 2011 6:02PM CST
A snowy owl that caused some traffic tie ups on Monday night is on the mend.
Doctors at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the Univeristy of Saskatchewan took the female owl in after she flew into traffic at Preston Crossing.
The young hatchling was treated for a broken wing and a fractured clavicle. Staff at the clinic named the owl Noelle.
She'll be kept at the hospital for another four to six weeks while the doctors work to get her flying again.
Dr. Judy-Ann Lapointe says that while it's not uncommon for owls to make their way south, the majority will stay in the arctic. But she says we could be seeing more. "At this time of year, absolutely. About 80 per cent of owls will stay north, but 20 per cent will migrate south."