Bird lovers rescue Spotted owlet trapped in kite string
Varappuzha (Ernakulam): A spotted owlet that got trapped in the string of a kite and wriggled in pain after falling into water was finally rescued by two bird lovers. Nivin Antony and Jolly Mulloor rescued the spotted owlet (locally called Pullinathu) that fell into the water at Cherappadam in Thirumuppam.
Jolly who went for a walk with the pet dog first spotted the little bird in water after it was trapped in the kite string and could not fly. Jolly contacted her friend and bird photographer Nivin immediately. They both saved the owlet from the water.
They took the bird to Jolly's house nearby and cut the strings from the body. Then they wiped its feathers using a towel. The bird was dried with a hair dryer. After a few hours, the spotted owlet recovered and the duo helped it fly back safely.