According to WMUR, A resident from Amesbury found the Snowy Owl (later known as Hampton) on the side of Route 101 about a month ago. Immediately, he knew something was wrong.

She was badly injured and had lead poisoning, so she was brought the a bird rehabilitation center in Epping. There, she was nursed back to health and able to put on some weight.

She is now ready to return to the wild; so on Sunday, Hampton was set free. You can watch a video of it here.

New Hampshire Fish and Game think Hampton will rest for a little, and then make her way back to the Arctic. Hopefully, she tells her fellow Snowy Owl friends how nice we were to her here on the Seacoast!