Owl rescued in United Kingdom is “too fat to fly”
An owl rescued from a ditch in the United Kingdom was put on a strict diet to lose weight because it was too fat to fly, according to the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary.
After being examined by staff the owl was deemed “extremely obese.”
The owl, which weighed 245 grams, had to slim down by about 30 grams over a few weeks before it could be released to the wild.
According to the BBC, it is extremely unusual for wild birds to become this large naturally. Experts at the sanctuary believe the owl simply overindulged.