THE RSPCA is appealing for information after an owl was found in Ystrad.
It is believed that the bird is owned by someone as it appears tame and has a metal ID ring on its leg, but efforts to trace the owner from the ring have so far failed.
The eagle owl was found on the road near Danycoed, Ystrad in Pentre on Saturday (30 August).
RSPCA animal collection officer Sarah Davies said: “A member of the public saw the owl in the road and crows were attacking it. The bird couldn’t fly away, so it was thought the owl was injured.
“The owl has had a health check at a local vets and has no injures, but was lethargic. The bird is doing really well, but it has been a stressful experience.
“We believe this owl is owned by someone so we are appealing for that person to come forward.
“We don’t think the bird has been lost very long as it is not underweight.”
Anyone who may have information about this incident should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.
If anyone finds an owl they are concerned about they should seek advice from the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).