The rescued Eagle Owl

Owl’s well that ends well!

More used to fighting fires or at least rescuing cats from trees, Marbella’s firemen attended an unusual call at the weekend

This particular call out was to rescue an Eagle Owl that was trapped 30 feet up in golf course netting in San Pedro Alcántara. The firemen used a mobile platform to recover the uninjured bird and, 30 minutes later, the owl was on its way to the Environment delegation of the Junta de Andalucía to be returned to its natural habitat

Fireman rescue the trapped bird

So far this year, Marbella Fire Brigade have carried out 50 animal rescues of animals, including dogs, cats and snakes, as well as dealing with swarms of bees or wasps. The most complex was rescue of a mare that had fallen into a ditch of the Guadalmina River and become trapped, an operation that lasted for almost three hours due to its difficulty.What a ‘Mare! Firemen rescue trapped horse

At the beginning of August, members of the Fire Department and the Marbella Local Police also rescued a griffon vulture that was injured and had taken refuge on the landing of a staircase in an urbanization of El Ángel, in Nueva Andalucia.

Safe to say that life as a Marbella Fireman is a ‘Hoot’

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