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Lexington patrolman captures two screech owls, 1949

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Patrolman Al Sharpe with two screech owls he captured in Mrs. James P. McGerty’s apartment at 110 Hanover Avenue in June 1949. Patrolman William Riley, right, and two other officers responded to McGerty’s call about 4:30am after she heard loud noises in her living room. As she cautiously opened the door, “a great feathered thing swooped by me,” she told police. Patrolman Sharpe placed the birds in a bird cage and later released them near the police station. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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