Animal Control Officers Untangle Owl and Turtle Stuck Together in Virginia {WATCH}

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington answered an unusual call recently about an owl and turtle that got stuck together.

According to KOMO News, AWL Arlington discovered the animals were stuck together after receiving a call about an owl in a resident’s back yard that could not fly. Deputy Animal Control Officer Ryan Robinson responded and found the owl with a claw clamped between the turtle’s top and bottom shell.

Officer Robinson brought the pair back to the shelter, where he and Chief of Animal Control Jennifer Toussaint dislodged the claw to gently separate the two.

“This was a first for our Animal Control team — an owl and a turtle stuck together!” AWL Arlington tweeted with link to TikTok video of the team’s separation of the animals.

“The owl had a minor injury and the turtle was uninjured,” a video caption shows.

A licensed wildlife rehabilitator will take care of them until they can be released back into the wild.