Today I (hopefully) got to save the life of a great horned owl. Stopped at a local lake to shoot the herons in the fresh snow when I noticed a red tailed hawk sitting unusually low in the tree and staring at the ground. Soon it jumped down and started to attack a grounded owl I hadn't noticed. The owl wasn't moving much, so I chased off the hawk and approached slowly to find the owl essentially bound to a tree branch by a huge ball of fishing line. Several hours later, with the help of a few others, the owl is with the Animal Rescue League of Pittsburgh and hopefully on the mend.