A fire crew used a cherry picker to rescue a great horned owl after it got caught in a fishing line at Harriman Lake Park in Littleton, Colorado last week.

Video shared by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife's Northeast Region (CPW NER) showed firefighters from West Metro Fire Rescue attempting to reel the bird in.

According to the CPW NER, the owl became tangled in the fishing line, which had been left in a tree.

"Anglers need to be diligent with picking up any excess fishing line," the CPW NER tweeted.

Officials took the bird to the Birds of Prey Foundation, a rehabilitation centre for birds, to recover.

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