Orange Beach firefighters help save osprey tangled in fish netting

Baldwin County

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — Firefighters in Orange Beach help save an osprey tangled in some discarded fish netting. According to a Facebook post by the Orange Beach Wildlife Center, firefighters responded to a call about the bird tangled and hanging upside down from a tree. The incident happened on July 20th.

Firefighters were able to free the osprey but not able to completely remove the netting. They hope the bird can make a full recovery. It’s a good reminder to clean-up when done with recreational fishing.

“Please remember to properly dispose of fishing line, hooks, and netting,” said the post.

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