According to the press release, a jogger noticed the bird caught in a net on the baseball field at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station.
Two South Huntington School District custodians, Blaise Addeo and Brian Faller, covered the owl with a sheet and began removing its talons from the net.
The bird that officials suspected spent the night and most of the next day caught in the net, appearing exhausted and not fighting.
After being freed, the owl flew away.
In the video, the yard keepers can be seen trying to keep the bird calm while being careful not to injure it.
They were commended for handling the situation humanely.
“They don’t have to come and approach that bird… the video shows how compassionate my people are and how much they care,” said South Huntington regional head Kevin O’Shaughnessy.
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https://abc7ny.com/owl-rescued-sports-netting-animal-rescue/11343785/ Owl Rescue: Video shows a yard keeper’s freehand bird caught in a high school sports net