Great grey owl with concussion rescued in Jasper National Park

One great grey owl owes some great big thanks to park wardens in the Canadian Rockies.

Parks Canada staff found the big bird along a roadside in Alberta’s Jasper National Park last week.

It’s not clear how it got there, but it had suffered a head injury.

Great grey owl gets a helping hand from Parks Canada staff. Jasper National Park/Facebook

“After checking it over, it appeared to be concussed with no broken bones,” officials with Jasper National Park reported on social media.

The great grey owl made a graceful exit. Jasper National Park/Facebook

The bird was given some time to recuperate and then was sent on its merry way back to the wild.

Wild and free once again. Jasper National Park/Facebook

Applause poured in online from those happy to see the bird survived its ordeal.

Wardens also used the opportunity to remind people travelling through the park to call Jasper dispatch at 780-852-6155 if they find a sick or injured animal.

Photos Jasper National Park/L. Neufeld/M. Bradley/Facebook

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