Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center to release Barred Owl Saturday in Danville

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Saturday, the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center will be releasing a Barred Owl at 5 p.m. at the Pavilion in Anglers Park in Danville.

Representatives from the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center say the owl was brought into the facility in poor condition several weeks ago from Danville.

(Image courtesy of the Danville Fire Department / Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center).

The owl was found hanging upside down and was entangled in some fishing line above the Dan River, which was flowing high due to some heavy rain.

Capt. Jason Curtis from the Danville Fire Department, Station 7, rescued the owl, which was so exhausted from trying to fly away that, representatives say, it had given up hope.

Nearly two months after the rescue, rehabilitating injuries including a lacerated leg, the time has come to release the owl back into its habitat.

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