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Injured Owls Rescued by Mass. Cop Released Into Wild

Whately police say that just after noon Saturday, the owls named Oscar and Oliver took flight after being cared for by a bird expert

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    Injured Owls Rescued by Mass. Cop Released Into Wild
    Whatley Police

    Police in Massachusetts say two injured owls that were rescued by the same sergeant over the past four months have been released into the wild. 

    The Republican reports Whately police say that just after noon Saturday, the owls named Oscar and Oliver took flight after being cared for by a bird expert. 

    Sgt. Donald Bates rescued the two owls and brought them to a bird rehabilitation center in Conway to recover from their injuries. 

    The first owl was spotted by a passerby in October. Bates responded and called the Environmental State Police, which connected him to the rehabilitation center. The second owl is believed to have been hit by a car on Jan. 17. Bates had responded to a call from a resident who saw it on the street. 

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