A baby owl has been killed by a man in Florida.

The incident occurred in Jacksonville, Florida, according to a statement from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities were called to the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard and Biscay Boulevard around 6:45 a.m.

Saturday after receiving reports of a man with a gun in the area, the statement said.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found the animal with a gunshot wound to its back.

The animal was transported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for an autopsy, according the sheriff’s office.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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