Owl with broken wing saved in Turkey
DHA photoAn owl with a broken wing that was saved in a southern province of Turkey has been put under protection by Turkish authorities.
Lokman Bilgili from the Kuyucak village in the Isparta province found the owl in an empty lot while he was going back to his home late Jan. 27. He notified local authorities that the bird was about to freeze to death, as it was not able to fly with a broken wing.
A team from the Directorate of Food, Agriculture and Husbandry quickly intervened and took the owl to an animal hospital. The injured bird was transferred to Burdur Animal Protection Station after receiving first aid.
Osman Elmacı, the director of Food, Agriculture and Husbandry in Yalvaç, Isparta, told Doğan News Agency on Feb. 2 that the owl is expected to heal soon and would then be released into the wild.
“The person who found it could have used it for his hobbies [such as taxidermy], but he chose to notify us. We expect the same sensitivity from all of our citizens,” he said, stressing that owls are needed “to cope with the increasing numbers of mice in agriculture fields.”