Owl stuck between truck cab and trailer on the mend

MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press, AP

EPPING, N.H. - An owl is lucky to be alive after flying into a truck and getting stuck between the cab and the cargo hold.

In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017 photo, Jane Kelly, owner of On the Wing, in Epping, N.H., holds a barred owls that is recovering there after being hit by a truck and becoming lodged between the cab and the cargo hold of a truck traveling from Massachusetts to New Hampshire earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)

The male barred owl is on the mend at a rehabilitation center in Epping, New Hampshire, and could be released back into the wild soon. It doesn’t appear to have any broken bones, but did suffer head trauma in the collision earlier this month in Massachusetts and is having trouble seeing out of its right eye.

In this March 2017 photo provided by Will Sword, a barred owl is lodged between the cab and the cargo hold of a truck after it was hit and became trapped there while he was traveling earlier this month from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. The owl is being treated at a rehabilitation center in New Hampshire and is expected to recover. (Will Sword via AP)

Jane Kelly, owner of On the Wing, where the owl is recovering, said most of the birds of prey that she treats have been hit by automobiles. In this case, Kelly initially didn’t think the owl would survive. But Trucker, as the bird is called, has recovered to the point where it is feeding itself.