CONOVER, NC (WBTV) - An owl has been released back into the wild after it was rescued late Sunday night by some firefighters in Catawba County.
Firefighters with Conover Fire Department's Engine 2 say they were called out to a home along Brandywine Drive NE Sunday night around 11:30 p.m. after an owl became trapped in a column at the home.
According to the fire department, crews were able to free the owl by removing the column. The bird was then set free back into the wild.
WBTV reached out to officials with the Carolina Raptor Center, who says the owl was an Eastern Screech Owl.
Eastern screech owls inhabit open mixed woodlands, deciduous forests, parklands, wooded suburban areas.