San Diego firefighters rescue owl on Mission Bay Drive

Posted at 7:04 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 22:08:01-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- It's not often you hear about a bird being rescued from a tree. That's a task San Diego Fire-Rescue was up to in Mission Bay Thursday. 

Around 12:30 p.m. County Animal Services called for special service when they found an owl entangled in a tree. 

In a Facebook post SDFR wrote that the owl was caught in fishing line, leaving it suspended from the branches of the tree near 1775 E. Mission Bay Drive. 

The Engine 20 crew used a ladder to get to the bird and help set it free.