'Beautiful' Great Horned Owl Rescued in Monument, Colorado

A “beautiful” great horned owl was rescued near a trail in Monument, Colorado, on Thursday, September 1, according to a post on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region Twitter page.

“These large predatory birds have two prominent feathered tufts on their head and can grow to a wingspan of 4.5 feet,” read a caption accompanying the post.

Officials did not specify how the owl was injured, but said the bird was being sent to a rehab facility for assessment. Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region via Storyful

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