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Owl saved in N.D.

Published 7:40pm Friday, March 8, 2013

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A great horned owl that was rescued in Grand Forks after becoming tangled in a kite string is headed to the University of Minnesota.

Skiers spotted the female owl hanging by a thread 20 feet off the ground on Wednesday.

Several local raptor experts came to her rescue.

Tim Driscoll led the effort to save the nearly 4 pound raptor. He says the owl is doing well.

One of Driscoll’s former students, Cayla Bendel, is taking the owl to the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul so it can get X-rays and wraps for its wings.