Owl rescued at Strathclyde Park

The tawny owl is recovering from its ordeal after being rescued at Strathclyde Park

The tawny owl is recovering from its ordeal after being rescued at Strathclyde Park

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A tawny owl is recovering in the Scottish SPCA’s care after a dramatic rescue operation.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was called to rescue the bird after it was found suspended from a tree above a pond at Strathclyde Park, having become trapped in discarded fishing line.

Animal Rescue officer Steph McCrossan said: “The fire brigade assisted us with an inflatable walkway so we could literally walk across the water to where the owl was.

“There’s no way he would have been able to free himself and he would have died of starvation had we not been able to help him.

“It’s vital that people dispose of their fishing litter responsibly as all too often animals are injured or even killed as a result of discarded lines and hooks.”

The owl will be released back into the wild once fully recovered.