EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A great horned owl is flying free again thanks to some help from Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers. The owl’s talons were trapped in a fishing lure with multiple hooks.

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The owl got caught at the Fountain Creek Nature Center in El Paso County. CPW officers were able to cut the lure and line.

owl rescue

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

Then, they freed the owl. The owl flew away, back into the wilderness.

owl rescue

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

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