A clumsy tawny owl is thanking its lucky feathers for eagle eyed workers in Boston after it took a tumble down a rural sewer vent.
Anglian Water workers who were carrying out routine jetting spotted the stuck tawny owl last week.
The workers called the RSPCA before the bird was soon released. They posted a touching video of the bird’s miraculous rescue on social media.
This unlucky tawny owl took a tumble down a sewer vent pipe near Boston last week. Luckily a team carrying out routine jetting spotted him, called @RSPCA_official and it was soon released! pic.twitter.com/lAZNSKRbrH
— Anglian Water (@AnglianWater) January 7, 2019
Gentle coaxing from RSPCA workers (and a long stick) were enough to free the confused owl.
Caught on camera, it emerged and took a tentative first flight across the fields.