This tawny owl is 'lucky to be alive' after it was rescued from a slurry pit in Broadhembury, near Honiton.
The filthy bird was found huddled up next to the pit by a member of the public who called the RSPCA.
The little bird was taken to West Hatch RSPCA Wildlife Centre near Taunton for a deep-clean and a bath.
Fortunately the owl cleaned up well with her plume looking as good as new.
The bird will be monitored and released back into the wild when she is well enough.