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Marine and Wildlife Rescue help free owl which was trapped on a boat off the Suffolk coast near Felixstowe



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An owl had to be freed after it collided with a boat off the Suffolk coast.

The bird hit the windfarm support vessel, which was working near Felixstowe, and became trapped in the apparatus.

Remarkably, the short-eared owl escaped with few injuries and appeared to be in a 'reasonable order' after it was taken to the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary.

The short-eared owl was rescued off the coast of Suffolk. Picture: Marine and Wildlife Rescue
The short-eared owl was rescued off the coast of Suffolk. Picture: Marine and Wildlife Rescue

"Once back in dock we collected the bird, settled it and then checked over for injuries," a post on the Marine and Wildlife Rescue Facebook said.

"The bird had oil and grease deposits on its wing, which will now be carefully cleaned. Otherwise, the bird appeared in reasonable order.

"After a short stay with Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, it is hoped we will be able to return it to a suitable area in Suffolk soon."

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