Good NewsAnimal RescueKindhearted Couple Free Aggressive Owl From Soccer Net

Kindhearted Couple Free Aggressive Owl From Soccer Net

Exclusive to Happily

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.

The owl trapped in the garden soccer net. ©T&T Creative Media
Dave manages to cut the owl free. ©T&T Creative Media

RELATED: Great Horned Owl Freed After Being Trapped in Pipe for a Day

“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.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Join more than 1 million Happily followers and start your week with a dose of positivity!

Editor's Picks


More good news

Embedded Style Sheet