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Owl Rescued From Soccer Net By OU-Tulsa Groundskeeper

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Photo provided by OU-Tulsa which it calls, "Owl Selfie." Photo provided by OU-Tulsa which it calls, "Owl Selfie."
Photo of "Professor Owl" moments before its release. Photo of "Professor Owl" moments before its release.
Photo of "Professor Owl" returning to home on the OU-Tulsa campus. Photo of "Professor Owl" returning to home on the OU-Tulsa campus.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A groundskeeper at OU-Tulsa rescued a great horned owl from a life-threatening situation.

Mitch Braden found the owl with its wings tangled in a net on a soccer goal on Monday.

Relying on his extensive wildlife experience, Braden covered the owl with his hoodie so it wouldn’t be frightened then freed it from the net.

Braden then took the owl to Forest Trails Animal Hospital where the staff gave the exhausted bird an IV. 

The owl stayed overnight at “Wing It” Rehabilitation where it was nicknamed "Professor Owl." On Tuesday afternoon Professor Owl was released back home at OU-Tulsa. 

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