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Starving Snowy Owl Caught In Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A starving snowy owl far from its arctic home has been rescued in Louisville.

Volunteers with Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky captured the bird on Friday, which had been seen in the area for a few days.

Kate Heyden, a bird biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, says the owls travel south when food sources shrink in the Arctic.

A volunteer spotted the bird on the Gene Snyder Freeway and it was captured. It is being fed a liquid diet with a feeding tube, and will likely need care for at least a month.

The rescued bird weighed 2.7 pounds. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology says adult snowy owls should weigh between 3.5 and 6.5 pounds.

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