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Two Owls Have Been Struck, Killed By Vehicles In Fairfield County In As Many Weeks

Two barred owls were struck and killed by motorists in Fairfield County.
Two barred owls were struck and killed by motorists in Fairfield County. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Two owls have been struck and killed by vehicles in Fairfield County in the past two weeks.

Motorists are being advised by Animal Control in Monroe to be on the alert for low-flying owls following the second fatal owl strike in the past two weeks.

Officials said the latest incident happened on Tuesday, Feb. 18 when a driver reported an injured owl on the side of the Monroe Turnpike.

An animal control officer responded to the scene and found that the owl had already died. The latest death comes less than two weeks after a similar report in Monroe.

According to the Connecticut Audubon Society, “barred Owls are widely distributed throughout the state wherever large, unfragmented tracts of forested land are present.

Barred Owls are only slightly smaller than Connecticut’s largest native owl the Great Horned. Because the Great Horned Owl predates young Barred Owls, the two owls are rarely found near each other.”

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