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.

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.

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.

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