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PRECorp lineman Bruce Burr, left, helps Game and Fish Warden Rob Hipp, center, remove baling twine wrapped around the osprey's leg while wildlife biologist Tim Thomas holds the osprey.PRECorp lineman Bruce Burr, left, helps Game and Fish Warden Rob Hipp, center, remove baling twine wrapped around the osprey's leg while wildlife biologist Tim Thomas holds the osprey.

Life saving maneuver

SHERIDAN — Powder River Energy Corp. lineman Brad Chapman used a bucket truck to help an osprey found dangling from its nest near Big Horn on Monday.

The osprey’s legs were tangled in baling twine it had used in its nest. It was trapped about 30 feet above ground.

Wyoming Game and Fish Warden Rob Hipp and wildlife biologist Tim Thomas responded to the call about the bird.
They teamed up with Powder River Energy linemen Bruce Burr and Chapman to reach the bird and cut it free. The osprey had no significant injuries and was released on site.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department urged Sheridan residents to pick up trash such as baling twine to protect area wildlife.

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