Yesterday evening, an injured Barn Owl was seen entangled in, of all things, a fishing line and lead weight. Though covered in blood, it was able to fly across a field just SW of Ballyseedy Woods near Tralee, and towards the John Mitchell GAA grounds.
If anyone sees or hears of a report of a Barn Owl in that area please contact 087 9711519 immediately. The only hope for this bird is that it might be captured and disentangled, and rehabilitated if necessary. It would be unlikely to survive otherwise.
We can only assume that the unfortunate owl dived into grass after prey along a river and got snarled on the careless discard.