WESTON, Mass. — A juvenile great horned owl that got tangled in a soccer net behind a Massachusetts home has been rescued.
Biologist Tom French, assistant director of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, cradles an injured juvenile great horned owl after rescuing it from a soccer net in which it got entangled in Weston, Mass. French said that the owl probably got snarled during its nocturnal activities, and that its injuries were superficial. The owl likely will spend about a week at a Tufts University veterinary school in nearby Grafton before being released into the wild.
The owl was spotted by a pest control worker at the property in Weston on Wednesday afternoon, likely flew into the net on Tuesday night.