Oregon firefighters rescue owl tangled in fishing line

Oregon firefighters rescue owl tangled in fishing line

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitation workers say a tremendous horned owl that was tangled in fishing line is resting after being rescued by Oregon firefighters.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1Ng6EvC ) that a resident in Shady Cove saw the adult male owl flapping its wings erratically while high up a tree on Sunday.

Jackson County Fire District No. 4 Captain Rick Mendenhall says the owl was "stuck huge time."

p>Firefighters were able to rescue the bird, which had fishing line wrapped tightly around one wing. They removed the line & put the bird on the ground, yet it was too tired to fly.

So they wrapped the owl in a blanket & took it to rehabilitation center Wildlife Images.

Marketing coordinator Devan Ferrell says the owl will be released if & when it regains its wing strength.

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Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com

Source: “Associated Press”

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