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The great horned owl was found injured along I-80 in Davenport in late November.

We reported that a good samaritan found him and brought him in to a local vet.

The owl had head injuries and damage to his eye as well as his wing.
    
The Macbride Raptor center took it in but they weren't sure he would be able to fly or even survive.

We contacted McBride Raptor Center, and so for three months they've been having him get medical attention, supportive care.

So they've been feeding him and making sure he's getting exercise and waiting for that eye to heal because raptors have to have excellent vision as well as excellent flight to be able to survive in the wild. 

So they've been testing him, exercising him and waiting and waiting, and found that he is able to fly just fine. So he's ready to go.