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Owl rescued from fence by Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputy

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Deputies helped rescue an owl that was trapped in a hogwire fence on Friday. [Twitter image]
Deputies helped rescue an owl that was trapped in a hogwire fence on Friday. [Twitter image]

An Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputy found it hanging upside down Friday in a fence.

An owl was trapped, and couldn't get free no matter what it tried.

The deputy used wire cutters and freed the owl from the fence at 21165 block of NE 50, a sheriff's spokesman said.

The sheriff's office tweeted a picture of the rescued owl.

"Received a call to respond to an injured animal, this is what we found. An owl stuck upside down on a barbed wire fence," according to the tweet.

A deputy took the owl to the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter. From there, WildCare in Noble will take the owl, the sheriff's office reported.

"It (owl) will be headed to Wildcare where they will ensure it’s back on its perch in no time," the sheriff's office tweeted.

Robert Medley

Robert Medley has been a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1989, covering various news beats in the Oklahoma City metro area and in the Norman news bureau. He has been part of the breaking news team since 2008. A 1987 University of Oklahoma... Read more ›

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