'Celebrity' owl with followers worldwide found shot to death in Oklahoma City


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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