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Owl rescue stops traffic in Germany
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Owl rescue stops traffic in Germany

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Police in Feucht, outside Nuremberg, said officers patrolling the A73 autobahn late Thursday morning spotted what at first appeared to be garbage on the road — but at second glance turned out to be a cowering owl.

(AP) — An owl has brought traffic to a halt on a busy highway in Germany.

Police in Feucht, outside Nuremberg, said officers patrolling the A73 autobahn late Thursday morning spotted what at first appeared to be garbage on the road — but at second glance turned out to be a cowering owl.

They closed the highway briefly to allow rescuers to retrieve the apparently injured bird.

Police contacted an animal shelter, which handed the owl to a specialist. They say it appears to have only light injuries and has good chances of surviving.