One day, two police deputies from Boulder, Colorado were driving along a dirt road when they saw a tiny animal in the middle of the road
As they got closer, they saw that it was an adorable baby Northern Saw-Wher owl.
Clearly, the owl was lost, and in danger standing in the middle of the road, so the deputies got out and tried to help.
As one of the deputies approached the owl, she said, “Hey, what’s up?”
The little owl seemed to respond to the deputy talking to it, she started twisting her head around, prompting the deputy to start laughing.
So again, she said “hi”, and this time. the owl’s eye opened wide, looking like it was listening intently.
At this point, the deputy stopped filming, and they both tried to get the owl out of the road, and they managed it without any issues, the owl flew away.
Here’s a video of the owl up close:
The police department released this statement:
“A tiny owl with a catlike face, oversized head, and bright yellow eyes, the Northern Saw-whet Owl is practically bursting with attitude. It has a very sophisticated hearing due to vertically asymmetrical ears and different shape of ear openings,” they wrote.
“These Owls hunt mainly at dusk and dawn and most often use the “sit and wait” tactic to drop down onto prey on the ground from low hunting perches. Maybe this little guy is trying to set a trap.”
What an interesting encounter!