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FWC investigating incident with burrowing owls in Cape Coral

Posted: 9:50 AM, Jul 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-30 09:50:00-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Florida Fish and Wildlife is looking into an unusual incident. They say some people in a car were caught trying to catch a burrowing owl in a net in front of a home in Cape Coral.

This video was captured on a neighbor's doorbell camera.

FWC is working to pinpoint the exact location and an investigation is being conducted.

Burrowing owls are a protected species. If you're caught harassing burrowing owls or their nests, you may be fined up to $500 or be put in jail for 60 days for your first offense.