English Channel: a gendarmerie patrol rescues an owl victim of a road accident
Author: Clark Tos
Earlier this week, a barn owl victim of a traffic accident in the Channel was rescued by a gendarmerie patrol.
A rescue like no other took place on the night of October 24 to 25, 2022, around 1 a.m.
That night, the gendarmes of the community of the Agon-Coutainville brigades (La Manche) rescued an 'unusual victim'. Indeed, the agents who were patrolling in the area of Quetreville-sur-Sienne saw a young owl frightens.
Credit Photo : Gendarmerie de La Manche / Facebook
The owl had a broken wing
On the spot, the police observed that the bird had been the victim of a traffic accident. Luckily, the rescue of the nocturnal raptor whose wing was broken went well.
Once rescued, the owl was transferred to a suitable care center to recover from her injury: “ The Gendarmerie de la Manche wishes him a full and speedy recovery and congratulates the rescuers. Long gone are the days of obscure legends “, indicated the Gendarmerie on its Facebook account.
You may not know it, but the barn owl, also known as the 'white lady', is present on all continents, except Antarctica and some islands.
As the League for the Protection of Birds explains on its website, barn owl flight is “ particularly remarkable for its extreme silence », Explains the ornithological and naturalist association.
Also according to the organization, road accidents are the leading cause of death in this species. Indeed, 20,000 barn owls are killed each year on the roads of France.Source : West France