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Trapped Owl Flies Again

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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.