GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) â€” 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.
Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com
Source: “Associated Press”