A little owl is back to her best after making a splash landing in a bath of engine oil and needing to be taken to East Winch animal hospital.
The filthy tawny owl was given a good scrub in a bubble bath after being taking into the RSPCA care centre.
She was checked over by a vet at RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre and given a full wash and brush.
Staff will monitor the owl for a week before she can be released back into the wild.
Yesterday staff at the centre said the owl was due to be released next week.
She was making a good recovery, said the spokeswoman.
The bird came to earth with a splash “somewhere in Norfolk” said the spokeswoman.
Wildlife administrator Sue Levings said: “This poor owl had really been through the wars.
“She was covered in thick engine oil from head to toe when she came in. Luckily apart from the thick coating on her feathers she seems quite well.
“She is eating and is bright so we are hoping that after a second wash she will be on the road to recovery.
“She is looking much better now and seems much happier now that she is cleaner.
“We are hoping she will make a full recovery so we can release her back into the wild in the coming weeks.”