A kindhearted family put themselves in a risky situation to rescue an aggressive owl that had become trapped in a soccer net.
Fearful of the owl’s sharp claws and beak, Dave Larson approached with caution when he discovered the bird in his family’s soccer goal in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
In the dramatic footage, the distressed owl can be seen tangled in the netting while Dave slowly but surely attempts to cut the bird free.
During the proceedings, Dave’s wife, Sue, filmed the rescue, which saw the startled bird snap at Dave on numerous occasions, stretching out its claws every time he got close.
Fortunately, the family was able to free the distressed bird, with their son Travis sharing the clip online where they were showered with praise for assisting the animal on September 27.
Sue said: “We were very nervous knowing how strong and sharp his beak was – which he kept snapping to scare us.
“He also kept stretching his claws out every time we got close to him.
“We were able to feel a little more at ease when the owl eventually realized we weren’t trying to hurt him, and he seemed to relax and let us cut him free.
“As soon as he flew away, there was instant relief of the situation.
“But, it was more happiness at knowing he was alright and being able to see him fly and move without injury.”