Nerja Owl RescuedNerja police were called out yesterday afternoon to the town’s cemetery to capture an eagle owl that had become trapped in the morgue.

One of the workers at the cemetery called the police to report that the bird was trapped on the second floor of the building.

Members of the Environmental Health unit of the local police were able to catch the animal, which was handed over the same day to the Malaga Centre for the Recovery of Endangered Species.

The Eagle Owl is the largest bird of prey in Europe, having wingspans of up to 200cm (79 inches) across and are normally only found in sparsely populated areas. The great size, bulky, barrel-shaped build, ear tufts and orange eyes make the Eagle Owl a very unusual and distinctive bird.

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