Entangled Osprey Rescued by Powder River Energy Crew

Entangled Osprey Rescued by Powder River Energy Crew (Photos courtesy WGFD)
Entangled Osprey Rescued by Powder River Energy Crew (Photos courtesy WGFD)

The Sheridan regional office the Wyoming Game and Fish Department responded Monday to the scene of a bird in distress. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.


Game Warden Rob Hipp and Wildlife Biologist Tim Thomas responded to a call following up on a report of a bird of prey caught up in some baling twine, hanging from its nest nearly 30 feet off the ground. Thomas explains.

He says PRECorp linemen Bruce Burr and Brad Chapman with Powder River Energy took a detour from their other obligations to assist. Chapman used the bucket truck as an elevator to reach the entangled osprey and successfully managed to cut the bird free. Once it was brought back to ground level, Hipp and Thomas got to work removing the bindings from the osprey.

Thomas says baling twine can do some serious damage to Wyoming's wildlife and he reminded citizens to always properly dispose of it – and all other trash that poses a threat to animal health and safety.

For more photos from the rescue, scroll below.

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