Man Struggles To Free Terrified Baby Owl Tangled Up In Fishing Line

Almost everyone who cares even a little bit about animals likes to imagine what they would do if they had to rescue one. Few of us, however, are ever forced to rise to the occasion.

One man was unfortunately put into that situation while out fishing on a lake in New Jersey. Walking to the perfect spot to cast off, he heard a terrible screech coming from nearby.

After a quick search, he located the source of the commotion: a terrified baby owl had snagged its wing on a stray fishing line and was unable to free itself. The man immediately sprang into action to rescue the poor creature, though, it’s what happened afterward that was truly amazing…

While out fishing on a New Jersey lake, a man heard screeching coming from somewhere close to him. Upon investigating, he discovered a tiny owl that had caught his wing on a strand of stray fishing wire—and he was unable to free himself.


Right away, the man knew he had to help him or he wouldn’t survive for very long. His first step was to un-snag the wire from the branch it had been wrapped around. This was followed by carrying the owl back toward his bag.


The owl was absolutely terrified and clearly wasn’t a fan! After managing to ease the tension of the situation, the man took the owl into his hand. Then, he reached for a tool from his bag, but it didn’t look like this rescue would be easy. Just watch how the owl reacted…


Using a simple pair of nail clippers, the man set to work attempting to free the frightened owl from his wiry shackles. Somehow, he managed to calm the bird throughout the “surgery” and was able to free his wing from the line.


Even with his wing free of the wire, the owl wasn’t totally out of the woods just yet. It was possible that he’d injured himself trying to break free, and wouldn’t be able to fly—a death sentence, if true. The man had to examine further…


So, with his heart in his throat, the man took the owl in his hands and prepared to see if the poor animal could still fly. If this didn’t work, he would certainly have to take him to an animal shelter to further assess the injuries.


The entire rescue will have you on the edge of your seat as the man did his best to save the bird. The owl was really in a life-or-death situation. Wait for the moment at the end when the man finally released the owl…

That moment at the end sure was worth it, huh? The man claims he saw it across the lake, so in the end, the hard work paid off!

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