Animals are very self-sufficient, but sometimes—like the rest of us—they need some outside help. When Craig Loving heard that there […]
Animals are very self-sufficient, but sometimes—like the rest of us—they need some outside help.
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.
But the most amazing part is the owl’s reaction—instead of trying to fly away or hurt Craig, he waited patiently as Craig worked hard to free him.
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.
Watch the amazing rescue here: