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Deputy saves owl entangled in soccer net

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 12:35:41-04

An Erie County Sheriff's Deputy had her hands full with an unusual rescue on Tuesday morning.

The Sheriff's Office received a call about an owl entangled in a soccer goal net at Veteran's Park in Grand Island, around 11:30 am.

Deputy Kopacz was able to free the raptor from the netting. After a brief "once-over" the Deputy launched the bird into the air. The owl flew away, seemingly, uninjured from the encounter with the net.