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"D.C. Snowy" opens its beak shortly before it was released off Winter Street in Superior on April 19, 2014. The snowy owl was reportedly hit by a bus in Washington, D.C. and rehabilitated at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center before it was released. The owl was found dead recently along Interstate 35. (News Tribune file photo)

Snowy owl that charmed Washington and was released in Twin Ports found dead

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WASHINGTON — The snowy owl that charmed the nation’s capital earlier this year when it perched itself in downtown Washington, worried those fans when it was hit by a bus a few days later, and then was released into the wild in the Twin Ports, has died.


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