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Trapped Owl Flies Again



    This Great Horned Owl was found hanging from a tree at Batterson Park Pond in Farmington. It had been entangled in fishing line.

    A rescued Great Horned Owl was released into the wild on Wednesday.

    The bird got entangled in fishing line and was stuck in a tree around Batterson Park Pond in Farmington a few weeks ago, hanging from tree limbs about 15 feet off the ground.
    Firefighters came to the rescue, used a ladder truck to get it down and the owl was taken to Tufts Veterinary Hospital in Massachusetts and treated.
    The problem seems to be that, when people fish or fly a kite, they leave pieces of line behind. Birds get caught and are hurt.
    Wildlife experts remind people to clean up and remove fishing lines to prevent hurting more birds.

    Great Horned Owl Rescued

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    An owl caught in fishing line in Batterson Park in Farmington was rescued by firefighters.
    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010)