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Owl rescued after getting stuck in batting cage

June 8, 2021 GMT

Maize, Kan. (AP) — A great horned owl is on the road to recovery after getting stuck in the netting of a Kansas batting cage.

KSNW-TV reports that the owl was discovered Monday in the small town of Maize. Police contacted a local raptor center for help. Ken Lockwood of Eagle Valley Raptor Center talked officers through the process of removing the owl from the netting. The owl was then placed in a carboard box and delivered to the center.

The owl had some damaged feathers but is expected to heal in a few weeks.