BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Boulder helped rescue an owl trapped in a soccer net on Thursday.

The bird flew into the net at the Pleasant View Soccer Fields in Boulder.

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(credit: Boulder Police Dept.)

Rescuers tried to keep the bird calm, at times putting a towel over him, while they cut off the net.

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(credit: Boulder Police Dept.)

The owl was taken to a bird rescue group where he was evaluated and cared for.

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(credit: Boulder Police Dept.)

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(credit: Boulder Police Dept.)

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