Young owl being cared for by RSPCA after being injured in chicken netting

A tawny owl chick is being hand-reared by the RSPCA after he became tangled in chicken netting. Pict

A tawny owl chick is being hand-reared by the RSPCA after he became tangled in chicken netting. Picture: RSPCA - Credit: Archant

A young tawny owl chick has been taken into care after it was injured by chicken netting.

The fluffy owlet was found tangled in the netting in Great Massingham and had to be cut free before being taken to the RSPCA's wildlife centre near Kings Lynn.

When the chick was later examined he was found to have suffered from a graze on his nose and an infected wound under his wing. He is now on a course of antibiotics for five days and is being fed by hand until he is able to fend for himself.

Alison Charles, manager of the animal centre, said: 'This poor little chap had apparently got himself so tangled in chicken netting that he had to be cut out.

'He has got an infected wound but we're doing everything we can for him. Hopefully he'll make a full recovery and we'll be able to release him back into the wild where he belongs.'


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If you find a trapped animal contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234999.

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