- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Wildlife experts say more snowy owls have made their way to northern Minnesota from Canada this season.

Dr. Julia Ponder at the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center says the influx of large number of snowy owls happens about once every seven to ten years as they search for new sources of food.

Usually, the owls don’t fly any further south than Duluth. Biologists say the concern is that the owls are exhausted after flying so far and are near starvation.

WCCO-TV (https://cbsloc.al/1Ss8MAT ) reports a snowy owl was brought to the Raptor Center Wednesday afternoon after it was hit by a car in Bemidji. Ponder says four snowy owls have been brought to the center for recovery from various injuries so far this season.

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Information from: WCCO-TV, https://www.wcco.com


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