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Owl Tangled in Barbed Wire Fence Rescued in Heartwarming Video

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Owls are mysterious, yet beautiful, creatures.

When we’re young, we learn what sound an owl makes, but we never actually see the quiet, elegant creatures. The nocturnal birds nestle high in trees during the day while they sleep.

Their intriguing eyes and oval faces definitely leave us stunned at their beauty. These skillful hunters are phenomenal animals to observe.

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But for one passerby — Luke Soderling — in Cypress Lane, Minnesota, he observed an owl’s beauty being tainted as the beautiful creature was dangling, caught in a barbed wire fence.

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Soderling approached the fence to see the creature’s left wing was tangled in the fence. The owl hung limp, as it had no mobility to fly anywhere and no hope for escape.

Soderling knew there was only one way to free the elegant bird — cut the fence.

“The owl got tangled by its wing in the fence and I had to cut the wire to remove it,” Soderling commented online after the rescue. “It was tangled so badly it couldn’t be freed any other way.”

He proceeded to cover the owl in two different towels, hanging them over the fence. Taking wire cutters, he clipped the barbed wire and gently set the owl down, still wrapped in the towels, in the November snow so he could assess the damage and further clip the wire.

“He’s in rough shape,” Soderling remarked many times as he assessed.

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Seeing that there was no other way to remove the wire himself, he bundled the owl in the towels and taped them together for a cushion.

Carrying the creature to his vehicle, a front-facing camera was directed on the beautiful bird the whole time. The owl’s white face with thin, slanted, gentle eyes sat calm and awake as he was carried,  but just below his face, he was bleeding from his injury. It was clear Soderling would need to seek more professional help from a vet or rescue rehab.

Soderling placed the owl in the front seat of his family’s SUV, with all of his children in their seats observing the wonderful, yet injured, creature.

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It’s clear that this owl would be well-taken care of, and the right pair of hands found him just in time.

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Erin Shortall is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is currently finishing her Bachelor's Degree at Grove City College. She has a passion for homeless ministry in her home city of Philadelphia, PA.
Erin Shortall is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is currently finishing her Bachelor's Degree at Grove City College. She has a major in English, minors in both Writing and Communication Studies, and a Technical Writing concentration. She is currently working on designing and writing a book of poetry to financially support a new homeless ministry of Grove City, PA called Beloved Mercy Ministry. In her spare time, she loves to sing, play piano, exercise, traverse cities, and find the cutest coffee shops. She also has a passion for homeless ministry in her home city of Philadelphia, PA.
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Honors/Awards
Scholarship of Academic Achievement and Moral Character
Education
Grove City College
Location
Grove City, PA
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
Visual Design, Document Design, Technical Communication, Literature, Computer Ethics




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