San Francisco Chronicle sfchronicle.com 04 May, 2021 23:45 am

Owl injured after wing tangled in S.F. tree branch

Owl injured after wing tangled in S.F. tree branch
Firefighters rescued a great horned owl from a San Francisco park Tuesday after its wing...

5 15 Courtesy of San Francisco Fire Department First responders rescued a great horned owl from a San Francisco park Tuesday after its wing became tangled on a tree branch, authorities said.The distressed owl began making a ruckus Tuesday morning after its wing got trapped in what appeared to be a string from a kite or balloon, said San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson Jonathan Baxter.The firefighters cut the string and Napoles caught the bird in a specialized net, said Deb Campbell of San Francisco Animal Care and Control.It was first taken to San Francisco Animal Care and Control, then transported to the Peninsula Humane Society’s wild bird rehabilitation center.

Nora Mishanec is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.“The owl must have realized it was being rescued and gave no objection,” Baxter said.

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