Firefighters teamed up with wildlife officials on Thursday in Colorado Springs to rescue a pair of great horned owlets who were grounded and in peril.
The owlets fell from their nest in a tree and a passerby called Colorado Parks and Wildlife about the situation, said Corey Adler, a CPW manager, in a video clip.
Firefighters with Colorado Springs Fire Department Station 9, Garden of the Gods, gently scooped up the birds and used a ladder truck to get the pair back into their nest in a ponderosa pine.
The mother owl flew north a short distance during the rescue, Adler said, but she’ll likely rejoin the nest and owlets.
“So far, so good,” Adler said. “We’ll see mom come back here in a little bit and start taking care of them again.”
The owlets should start flying in about 30 days, Adler said.
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