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Agencies help rescue owl from fishing line

Firefighters, sheriff's deputies, aid Columbia County Dog Control to help bird trapped in tree branch


Firefighters from the Scappoose Fire District helped Columbia County Sheriff's deputies and Columbia County Dog Control rescue an owl found tangled in fishing line, hanging from a tree branch over the Multnomah Slough. According to the fire district, a long pike pole was was extended for the owl to perch on, then the bird was lowered to the ground, where an animal control officer untangled the fishing line from around the owl. The owl was later taken to the Audubon Society.

Firefighters from the Scappoose Fire District helped Columbia County Sheriff's deputies and Columbia County Dog Control rescue an owl found tangled in fishing line, hanging from a tree branch over the Multnomah Slough. According to the fire district, a long pike pole was was extended for the owl to perch on, then the bird was lowered to the ground, where an animal control officer untangled the fishing line from around the owl. The owl was later taken to the Audubon Society.

SCAPPOOSE FIRE DISTRICT PHOTO - An owl tangled in fishing line was freed from tree branches using a long pike pole.