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Snowy the owl dies

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Snowy ate three mice on December 31. Snowy ate three mice on December 31.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A snowy owl who was found almost 4,000 miles away from its native Arctic Circle has died.

The owl, called Snowy by her caretakers, died Sunday of a burst carotid artery.

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She was being cared for at the Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky after she would discovered near the ramp from Westport Road to Interstate 265 on December 27, 2013.

When she was found Snowy was almost a pound underweight, weak and fighting an infection. WAVE 3 News went to meet Snowy on December 31, 2013  and her condition seemed to be improving. She was gaining weight and even eating three mice.

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