Game wardens are trying to find out who shot and killed an Oklahoma City great horned owl with millions of followers around the world, according to a report.
KFOR-TV reported Friday that the owl was killed Oct. 4 with a pellet gun. Great Horned owls are federally protected and it is a misdemeanor to kill one in Oklahoma.
Seven million viewers had logged on to watch the owl and her mate on a live camera feed over the years, according to the station.
“This is a celebrity bird,” game warden Wade Farrar told KFOR. “We treat it a little more special than if it was out in the woods and no one cared about that bird. This one had millions of followers all across the world.”
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