Owl Trapped In Fishing Line For Hours Until A Man Moves In To Help
Today, we give praise to one human who goes by the name of Craig Loving, of Austin, Texas. This young man found himself at the Lost Creek Country Club one afternoon when he and his friends noticed a Great Horned Owl in a huge amount of distress in the lake. Upon further inspection, they realized that the poor animal was wrapped up in fishing line and had been stuck for at least 12 hours. And that’s when Craig stepped in.
Great Horned Owl trapped in the local golf course pond. Credit: Youtube
The Lost Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas, posted the rescue online and praised Craig for his bravery. Numerous people chimed in, thanking him for what he did.
“The owl had been sitting in that location all night and into the day, when two of our employees, Devin and Dora, realized the owl was caught on fishing line. No wildlife rescue professionals were available, so Craig saved the day. Lost Creek Country Club cares about wildlife, and we are so thankful this owl was saved! Great job, Craig!”
Entangled in a heap of fishing wire. Credit: Youtube
He entered the lake slowly with a pair of pliers and approached the bird. He then cut the fishing line that was harming the owl and unwrapped the entirety of it, allowing the owl to be free. Unfortunately, the innocent animal was so badly injured that it was unable to move. So Craig put on his thinking cap and decided to grab a shovel for the owl to perch on.
Fortunately for Craig, this nervous Great Horned Owl opted not to attack. It intrinsically knew that it’s life was at stake. It almost seems as though this intelligent bird knew that Craig wasn’t going to harm him and that he was in good hands. The owl sensed that it had to be patient and wait on this human to save it. Slowly but surely, the owl walked onto the handle of the shovel, allowing Craig to bring it out of the water.
The owl waited patiently as Craig did his best to free him. Credit: Youtube
It’s safe to say that this is a truly heartwarming video clip that any animal lover will appreciate. Additionally, it’s a video that displays the wonderful things we can achieve if we simply keep our eyes open and help those in need.
The stunning video clip ends with the owl acclimatized to being back on dry land, then flying free. Take a peek at this daring rescue for yourself in below and if you’ve adored it, be sure to share it with your family and friends!