Animal rescue: Tawny owl found in 'sorry state' released into wild after 'lovely spa bath' from Scottish SPCA

A female tawny owl received care in the form of a ‘lovely spa bath’ after she was found in ‘sorry state’ up a chimney.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:02 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:20 pm
Before and after shot of the female tawny owl since receiving care from the Scottish SPCA (Photo: Scottish SPCA).

Following her recovery, the Scottish SPCA recently released the owl back into the wild near Falkirk on a ‘warm Spring evening.’

The Falkirk Wildlife Conservation Group will continue to monitor the owl’s progress.

The recovery comes after the owl was found in ‘sorry state’ in a chimney ‘covered in suit and grime with inflamed eyes’.

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A Scottish SPCA spokesperson said: “This tawny owl came in to our care in a sorry state.

"She was found in a chimney, skin and bone, covered in soot and grime with inflamed eyes.

"Thankfully her vision was okay and we treated her to a lovely spa bath and prescribed some much-needed medication.

"We kept an eye on her in our outdoor aviary as she built up her flight strength and regained weight.

"What a difference from when we rescued her!”

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