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Snowy owl makes a rare W.Va. appearance in northern Preston County
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, December 20, 2013 8:01 AM EST
A native of the arctic is paying a visit to West Virginia.
Rich Bailey is an ornithologist with the state Division of Natural Resources. He told The Charleston Gazette snowy owns rarely visit West Virginia.
Bailey said they stray from their usual habitat during what is called "irruptions."
He said snowy owls are being seen across northern United States because they are in the middle of one.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com