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This young osprey survived a fire that destroyed its nest and killed a sibling. The bird is being nursed back to health at an animal hospital near Garrison, Minn. Submitted photo.

Osprey survives lightning strike

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A juvenile osprey displaced from its nest by a lightning-caused fire near Biwabik last week was in "guarded" condition today at a wildlife rehabilitation center near Garrison, Minn.

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"He came in really thin," said Dr. Katie Baratto, a veterinarian at the Wild and Free Rehabilitation Program in Garrison. "We're hoping to get him fattened up as much as we can so he's releasable."

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