Early this morning, as Barkya and I came out for our walk, a gathering of noisy crows drew my attention to an owl dangling from one of the top branches of the neem tree. It was quite horribly entangled in a kite string and I thought it was dead, but then it moved its head and blinked. I asked one of the neighbors to call the fire brigade and they came immediately in their truck and got the bird down. Everyone was quite relieved that it was still alive. They said they would take it to the forest department office for treatment.