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DNR officials release “Reggie,” the snowy owl rescued from a smokestack

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GREEN BAY — A snowy owl rescued from a downtown Green Bay smokestack has been released after weeks of rehabilitation at a local wildlife refuge.

Snowy owl rescued and released in Green Bay

Snowy owl rescued and released in Green Bay

Wildlife biologists from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources used a long net to rescue the owl last month after it was found stuck inside an unused smokestack at Titletown Brewing Co.

The owl, which was given the nickname “Reggie,” was taken to the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay, where it regained weight and strength.

Snowy owl rescued and released in Green Bay

Snowy owl rescued and released in Green Bay

Reggie was released Tuesday morning, December 15th and was last seen flying east over the bay of Green Bay.

Wildlife experts expect Reggie to spend the winter in northeastern Wisconsin and find hunting grounds along the bay or venture inland into agricultural areas.

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