Snowy owl hit by bus blocks from the White House
Snowy owl hit by bus in D.C. - CNN.com
A rare snowy owl was in stable, but guarded condition on Thursday after apparently being hit by a bus just blocks from the White House.
It had been seen around town a lot lately looking for food and had attracted a number of fans. A Twitter account
was set up to monitor sightings.
The bird, believed to be female, was apparently hit on Wednesday night and found by police in the early morning hours on a downtown street with injuries.
It was taken to the Smithsonian National Zoo's hospital where it was alert and responsive, the zoo said in a statement.