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DNR tips for owl encounters


UNDATED, WI (WXOW) - More rare owls have been sighted across Wisconsin in recent months.

And while the opportunity to view these unique animals increases, the DNR wants to remind you of some tips for safe owl viewing.

1) Avoid approaching the birds closer than 20 to 30 feet at a minimum. For most owls, 50 feet is recommended.

2) Never try to pet or hold the bird.

3) If you are worried the bird may be injured, contact a local rehabilitation center. A directory is available using the keyword 'rehab' at the DNR website.

4) Prevent excessive noise and avoid excessive use of flash photography, which can disrupt an owl's activity patterns.

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