A turtle and owl found themselves a little too close for comfort last Tuesday when the owl somehow got a talon stuck in the turtle’s shell.
“This was a first for our Animal Control team,” said the Animal Welfare League of Arlington in a tweet.
The league was alerted to the situation when a caller told the team a nearby owl was having trouble flying.
“Chief Toussaint and Officer Robinson gave each animal a check up and then gently separated the two,” according to a video chronicling the procedure.
The owl had a minor injury and the turtle was uninjured, the video said.
Both animals are safe and with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, who will take care of them until they are ready to be back in the wild again.
— AWLArlington, VA (@AWLAArlington) July 13, 2021
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