When Craig Loving heard that there was a frightened Great Horned Owl trapped in the local golf course pond, he sprung into action. Without thinking twice, Craig jumped into the water and waded out to the helpless bird.
Craig noticed that the owl’s foot was entangled in a heap of fishing wire and knew that he had to work fast. But he also had to proceed carefully and use extreme caution.
The Lost Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas, posted the rescue online and praised Craig for his bravery. Numerous people chimed in, thanking him for what he did.
“The owl had been sitting in that location all night and into the day, when two of our employees, Devin and Dora, realized the owl was caught on fishing line. No wildlife rescue professionals were available, so Craig saved the day. Lost Creek Country Club cares about wildlife, and we are so thankful this owl was saved! Great job, Craig!”
Instead of waiting hours until the rescuers were finally available, Craig plunged into the chilly golf course pond and worked tirelessly until the owl was freed. People around the world are applauded Craig for his efforts in saving the wild creature.
According to Nature.org, the Great Horned Owl is not a bird to be messed with. The website explains that both young and old owls are not afraid to attack when they feel threatened!
Fortunately for Craig, this nervous Great Horned Owl opted not to attack. It intrinsically knew that it’s life was at stake.
But instead of trying to flap its wings or using its sharp talons, the owl waited patiently as Craig did his best to free him. It almost seems as though this intelligent bird knew that Craig wasn’t going to harm him and that he was in good hands. The owl sensed that it had to be patient and wait on this human to save it.
The world needs more people like Craig, those who know how important it is to protect our wildlife and take care of animals just as we would humans. People also need to be cognizant of the environment and those who live in it.
Take a peek at this daring rescue for yourself in the video below.