Crews free ospreys found entwined


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PINEDALE – After a landowner called to say that two fledgling osprey appeared to be trapped in their nest on a 30-foot platform, Wyoming Game and Fish biologist Dean Clause and Sublette Emergency Manager Jim Mitchell came to the rescue. With the help of Sublette County Road & Bridge, they covered the two fledglings to keep them quiet and began cutting away twine that had balled around the birds’ legs. Some time later, both were freed. Clause said one’s leg was so damaged by the twine that it was useless. When the team retreated, the osprey parents returned to the nest.