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Injured owl found in the middle of the road recovers in Venice

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NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) -- The Johnson family discovered a barred owl in the middle of the roadway Tuesday in North Port.

Officer Casselli of the North Port Police Department arrived at the intersection of N. Slaford Boulevard and Ulman Avenue and called the Wildlife Center of Venice Inc. 

The owl was then secured and evaluated for injuries. The Wildlife Center will take care of the owl until it is cleared medically to return to its natural habitat.

The North Port Police Department posted on their Facebook page, "Thank you to all involved. Great team effort!"