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Trapped Owl Saved in West Fjords

Leifur Halldórsson at Ögur in Ísafjarðardjúp in the West Fjords noticed an owl while out walking on Wednesday which had gotten stuck in a hole in the road underneath an iron grid, half-filled with water.

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A short-eared owl, which is among the owl species that breed in Iceland. Source: Wikipedia.

“It was a little raggedy, the poor thing, and wet but it recovered quickly, flew one circle above us and then darted off,” Leifur told Morgunblaðið.

It wasn’t easy to free the owl from the entrapment, Leifur said, and he was glad that he was wearing gloves because it bit him. Yet in the end it appreciated its freedom.

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