A tawny owl is on the road to recovery after being found covered in engine oil.
The wild bird was admitted on February 5 and, after vets deemed it fit enough to be given a good wash, it was cleaned up.
Sue Levings, wildlife administrator at RSPCA East Winch said: “This poor owl had really been through the wars. She was covered in thick engine oil from head to toe when she came in.
“Luckily, apart from the thick coating on her feathers, she seems quite well. She is eating and is bright, so we are hoping after a second wash she will be on the road to recovery.
“She is looking much better and seems much happier now she is cleaner.
“We are hoping she will make a full recovery so we can release her back into the wild in the coming weeks.”
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