Owl injured in Iowa storm expected to recover

Published On: Aug 09 2012 03:55:45 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 09 2012 03:46:01 PM CDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A great horn owl injured during a storm that hit the Des Moines area is expected to make a full recovery.

KCCI-TV says the owl suffered a broken wing during Wednesday's storm that blew through with heavy rain and 70 mph winds.

The owl has lived in a tree near a retirement home in Norwalk for about nine years.

It was rescued by a city public works employee, who took the owl to a veterinarian who specializes in raptor rehabilitation. Once it mends, the owl will be returned to its home.