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Alberta RCMP swoop in to rescue great horned owl trapped in soccer net

Last Updated Sep 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm EDT

Alberta RCMP have added a feather to their cap by coming to the rescue of a great horned owl entangled in a school soccer net.Mounties in Airdrie, just north of Calgary, were waved down Monday morning after students and staff at an elementary school found the owl. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Airdrie RCMP MANDATORY CREDIT

AIRDRIE, Alta. – Alberta RCMP have added a feather to their cap by coming to the rescue of a great horned owl entangled in a school soccer net.

Mounties in Airdrie, just north of Calgary, were waved down Monday morning after students and staff at an elementary school found the owl.

RCMP said the owl, which is Alberta’s provincial bird, was conscious and breathing but upset with its predicament.

A former wildlife conservation officer joined the rescue and helped RCMP calm the owl.

It was removed from the netting and taken to a veterinarian.

RCMP say the owl is expected to make a full recovery.

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