RCMP rescue owl from soccer net

By Canadian Press
September 11, 2017 - 12:09pm Updated: September 11, 2017 - 12:43pm

AIRDRIE, AB. - Alberta RCMP have added a feather to their cap by coming to the rescue of a great horned owl entangled in a school soccer net.

Mounties in Airdrie, just north of Calgary, were waved down this morning after students and staff at an elementary school found the owl.

RCMP say the owl, which is Alberta's provincial bird, was conscious and breathing but upset with its predicament.

A former wildlife conservation officer joined the rescue and helped RCMP calm the owl.

The owl was removed from the netting and taken to a veterinarian.

RCMP say it is expected to make a full recovery.

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