The Madrid Firefighters have a specimen of eagle owl rescued this Monday that he was injured in a leg and trapped behind a latticework on the façade of a building in La Latina, according to Emergencies Madrid.
After being rescued, the Environment Unit of the Madrid Police took charge of the bird and transferred it to a bird recovery center that belongs to the Community of Madrid.
Carlos Marín, Madrid Firefighters duty officer, has confirmed that it is an eagle owl “caught and injured in the leg” and that it is a protected species so they cannot be altered if they are not injured or trapped.
The municipal police officer of the Environment Unit Eduardo González has explained that it is a protected species and that they have taken the animal to the Grefa bird recovery center, where they will do an initial assessment and verify that it is in perfect condition and subsequently release it at the same point where it was found.
He added that lately they see many pairs of owls nest in high areasrooftops, in this area of Latina and added that in addition to the heights of the buildings, “where we humans are least bothered”We can also find them in trees 4 or 5 meters high.