A motivated superintendent at an Austin golf course was able to free a great horned owl that was tangled in fishing line.
When Lost Creek Country Club superintendent Craig Loving started his work day back on March 18, 2017 he probably didn’t know that he would end up in waders trying to free an owl.
Once the hard working Austin area golf course super learned that a great horned owl was tangled in some waste fishing line near the first tee, Loving sprang into action.
This owl has spent the night perched here, and it’s all into the day now and the creature doesn’t seem bothered to even change positions. Well, they have to investigate. Turns out, the poor thing is caught up in a fishing line and can’t get free, and now he’s forced to just stay there feeling sorry about himself. But humans are kind people, especially when the Lost Creek Country Club is involved. That’s how Craig Loving gets into the picture.
The video here captures that epic moment when this guy approaches the owl. His intentions are clear. This creature needs to be free and taken care of, and this man isn’t going to give up until that happens. Watch him in action!
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Even Mr. Loving’s mom got into the action saying, “I’m so proud of you son. It’s a great video and job well done. Mom”
It was great to see the easy touch with which he cut the line and untangled the owl, and as much as it was about caring for the animal it was also something to do with self preservation.
Loving said in the video,
“A LITTLE INTIMIDATING, ESPECIALLY WHEN HIS BEAK STARTED SNAPPING AT ME, BUT IT WAS COOL, IT WAS DEFINITELY VERY COOL!