RCFR and TWRA Rescue Owl Trapped in Chicken Coop

Oct 11, 2022 at 02:10 pm by WGNS News

Firefighter Jerrod Clanton and TWRA’s Matt Brian rescue owl from chicken coop in Woods Ridge area of Rutherford County Monday.

Rutherford County, TN —Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR) and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) had a unique rescue Monday—an owl was trapped in a net over a chicken coop in the Woods Ridge area of Rutherford County.

Firefighters Jerrod Clanton and Kyle Spicer, with guidance from TWRA’s Matt Brian, carefully freed the bird from the net.


“As a firefighter, you never know what your day is going to look like,” said Clanton, “but I sure never expected to participate in an owl rescue when I reported for work this morning.”

The owl was released in a safe location and took flight with no issues. No chickens or ducks were harmed in the incident.


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