Officer rescues snowy owl from prison barbed wire

A resourceful Pennsylvania wildlife conservation officer has helped to engineer a daring prison escape


Associated Press

HUNTINGDON, Pa. — A resourceful Pennsylvania wildlife conservation officer has helped to engineer a daring prison escape.

A snowy owl that had become trapped in barbed wire in a perimeter fence at the Smithfield prison in Huntingdon was rescued on Christmas Day.

Pennsylvania Game Commission officer Amanda Isett used a crate, a net and an Army blanket to coax the bird out.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the owl escaped with only some minor skin tears and a few missing feathers. The owl is being treated at Centre Wildlife Care in Port Matilda, near Penn State University.

The juvenile male owl is expected to make a full recovery and will be released once its feathers grow back.

 

Our officers even rescue wildlife during the holidays! On December 25, Wildlife Conservation Officer Amanda Isett...

Posted by Pennsylvania Game Commission on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

 

Recommended for you

Copyright © 2021 Police1. All rights reserved.