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Metro driver rescues injured owl

AN injured wild owl was rescued from the railway line of Metro Line 2 near Pudong International Airport by a Metro train driver on Saturday, and was released the next day after a complete health check.
According to the driver named Yu Yinjie, he found the owl at about 8am when he was driving an empty train on the return section of the railway near the Pudong International Airport stop. After hearing a twitter he saw the owl stuck on the back-up railway line next to the one his train was on.
Yu stopped the train and got off to attend to the owl. "He called me to confirm that his train would not set off soon," the director of crew surnamed Wen said, "and then he got off and brought the owl back to the train. He said it could not fly and it might be injured."
Yu was not supposed to leave his position, but considering the special case, the dispatching group sent another driver to take his place so that Yu could take care of the bird.
The owl was sent to Pudong Forestry Bureau. According to the bureau, the owl is a kind of brown hawk owl, which is under the second class of state protection. It was later sent to the wild animal zoo and was freed after its health was confirmed to be satisfactory.


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