Firefighters Rescue Owl Caught In Fishing Line

MORRISON, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters with the West Metro Fire Rescue rescued an owl from a tree in the Willow Springs subdivision Wednesday afternoon.

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

They say the bird’s wing got tangled with some fishing line.

Residents called the fire department after seeing it stuck in the tree.

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

Crews used a cherry picker to reach the bird and lower it into a box.

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

Firefighters then drove it to Golden View Veterinary Hospital where the owl was examined by veterinarians.

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

PHOTO GALLERY: West Metro Firefighters Rescue Owl

Animal experts named the bird “Woody” and say he is in good condition with no broken wings or visible wounds. They say he may be dehydrated and hungry.

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

Woody will eventually be taken to the Birds of Prey Foundation, and then released back into the wild.

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

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