Golfers have been known to go fishing for a missing ball in the water, but this may be the first time someone has gone fishing for an owl!
When a Great Horned Owl needed a helping hand after becoming ensnared on some fishing line in a pond near the 1st tee box at the Lost Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas, Course Superintendent Craig Loving stepped forward to assist the creature.
The bird had remained in the same spot for quite a few hours before employees realized that it was actually stuck. The owl was wrapped up in fishing line and could not fly away. Fortunately, it had found a perch that enabled it to remain just out of the water.
Craig slipped on some waders, grabbed a pair of pliers and went into the pond to help the bird. As he approached, Craig saw that the owl’s wing was completely wrapped in fishing line. After cutting the line, Craig slowly unwrapped it from the owl’s wing.
The owl was finally free, but too exhausted to move. “He kept slamming his beak down… but I kind of talked to it a little bit,” said Craig. “So we got a shovel and took the shovel handle and used it as a perch, then I walked him out of there.”
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