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Workers Find Owl In Branches Of Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Workers moving the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree got a little surprise.

They found an owl tucked away in the branches.

One of the workers got it out and put it in a box.

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It's now at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties.

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Posted by Ravensbeard Wildlife Center on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Staffers identified it as a saw-whet owl, the smallest owl in the northeast.

It will be cared for by workers there for a while and will eventually be released back into the wild.


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