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Family gives hoot about injured owl

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By Damon Lawrence

Sixteen-year-old David Groves’ biggest brush with nature wasn’t on a recent camping trip, but on the ride back home.

Groves and his mother, Dawn Umphenour, were traveling on Duncan Hollow Road around dusk on Memorial Day when they came across a young barred owl in the middle of the pavement.

Wanting something to document the moment, Groves got out of the car to take a picture. He and his mother realized something was wrong when the owl didn’t make a move.


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