Posted: Aug 07, 2015 4:30 PM GDTUpdated: Aug 07, 2015 4:30 PM GDT
By Melissa Hudson
ELKHART, Ind. -
Thursday morning Elkhart Police officers helped rescue an osprey that had flown into a power line.
Elkhart Police Corporal Todd Thayer and a citizen wrapped a blanket around the bird until Elkhart Police Departments Animal Control Officer Corporal Dennis Russell could respond to the scene and place the bird in a cage.
Corporal Russell took the bird to the Elkhart County Humane Shelter where it was evaluated by a wild bird rehabilitation expert.
The bird was also taken to a veterinarian where it was discovered it had a muscle injury.
The bird will be treated by a bird rehabilitator and it could be released back into the wild within two to three weeks.
The rescued osprey is approximately 20 inches tall and has a wing span of approximately 50 inches.