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Published April 21, 2013, 12:51 PM

Owl found tangled in kite string being released

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A great horned owl found tangled in kite string in a Grand Forks park last month is set to be released back into the wild.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A great horned owl found tangled in kite string in a Grand Forks park last month is set to be released back into the wild.

The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/ZHmUbZ) that the owl is being transported to Lincoln Park from St. Paul on Sunday afternoon. The owl was brought to the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center to recover from a strained wing.

It was found hanging upside down by cross-country skiers and was rescued in an effort led by local raptor expert Tim Driscoll.

Driscoll says the owl really wanted to fly, so doctors moved her to a flying enclosure and then an outdoor flying area. After a few of those flights, one of the center's experts made the call to have the owl moved back to Grand Forks.

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Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com

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