Barny the barn owl released back into the wild 'healthy and fit' after being rescued last month

PUBLISHED: 09:44 25 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:44 25 April 2016

Barny the barn own with PCSO Jonathan Hall

Barny the barn own with PCSO Jonathan Hall

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A barn owl who was rescued last month has been released back into the wild 'fully healthy and fighting fit once again'.

Barny the barn own with PCSO Jonathan HallBarny the barn own with PCSO Jonathan Hall

‘Barny’, the male barn owl, was rescued by PCSO Jonathan Hall on March 11.

Jon took Barny home over night and nourished him, and kept him safe.

He was taken the following day by the RSPB to an appropriate medical environment where he was nurtured.

On Wednesday (20) Jon Hall and PCSO Emma Graves took Barny back to where he was rescued, and released him back into the wild.

He is now fully healthy and fighting fit once again.

PCSO Hall, who used to work for the RSPCA rescuing animals from neglect and harm, said: “When we released him he was absolutely back to full health.

“There should be no issues for him now.

“It’s wonderful to see such a magnificent creature back to his best.

“Barn owls are on a watch list and with the growth of suburban planning we do have to take steps to encourage their natural habitat, and protect them from falling into decline.”

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