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Owl dangling from kite string rescued in California

Owl dangling from kite string rescued in California
Emergency responders in California came to the rescue of an owl entangled in a length of kite string that was hanging from a street light. Photo courtesy of the Pleasanton Police Department

Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Firefighters and police in California came to the rescue of an owl dangling from a street lamp by a long piece of kite string.

The owl was seen entangled in the string by residents in a Pleasanton neighborhood and locals alerted the Pleasanton Police Department and the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

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Firefighters cut the owl free of the kite line and police took the owl to a local veterinarian to be examined.

"We are pleased to report the owl is doing OK despite a rough night," the fire department said.

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