This is incredibly heartwarming. It’s evident that these two were truly having a great time that day.
Two police deputies from Boulder County were cruising down a dirt road on a sunny day.
Everything seemed routine until they spotted the tiniest creature sitting right in the middle of the road.
Initially, they couldn’t quite discern what they were seeing. It wasn’t until they approached a bit closer that it became clearer.
It turned out they were looking at a baby owl.
To be exact, it was a baby Northern Saw-Whet Owl.
The owl was evidently a bit disoriented and lost.
The deputies were determined to ensure the owl’s safety, so one of them approached the baby owl.
As the deputy drew closer to the tiny owl, she started talking to it.
“Hey,” the deputy said. “What’s going on?”
The little owl was taken aback to hear a human addressing her and started twisting her head around in the most endearing manner.
The deputy couldn’t contain her laughter.
The deputy greeted the owl once more, and the owl’s eyes widened. It was evident that the owl was thoroughly enjoying the conversation with the deputy.
After this delightful interaction, the deputy ceased filming, and together with her partner, they persuaded the owl to leave the road. The owl then flew away to safety.
The Boulder County Police Department shared this heartwarming moment.
In the video description, the police department offered some background information about the owl.
They wrote, “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 shapes of ear openings.”
They added, “These owls hunt primarily during dusk and dawn and frequently employ the ‘sit and wait’ strategy to swoop down on prey on the ground from low hunting perches. Perhaps this little one is attempting to set a trap.”
The photos are undeniably adorable.
Once the owl was out of harm’s way, the Boulder Police Department shared photos on Facebook.
The Boulder Police Department posted on Facebook, saying, “Our deputies were on the road when they encountered this young Northern Saw-Whet Owl. After some inquisitive head-turning (on both sides), it flew away safely.”
The post rapidly went viral, amassing over 10,000 shares. The deputy’s video also gained widespread attention, with over seven million views to date.
Evidently, everyone found this to be a real hoot!
On Facebook, numerous people imagined what the owl might be saying to the deputy, and they came up with some entertaining and amusing ideas.
The YouTube comment section for the video was filled with a plethora of owl puns and wordplay.
From expressions of praise and amazement to humor and witty quotes, this little fella undoubtedly captured the attention of the internet.
The video is truly delightful, from the deputy’s earnest engagement in the conversation to the owl’s human-like expressions.