MILWAUKEE -- A rare snowy owl was released back into the wild Saturday in Port Washington after making a full recovery.
"Iglaak" was found injured in a We Energies parking lot back in November. He was taken in by the Wisconsin Humane Society's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. He was successfully treated for a fractured toe, anemia, internal parasites and dehydration.
The DNR says a small number of snowy owls reach Wisconsin each year from their nesting grounds in the arctic circle, but sightings are soaring in the state in 2017.