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A police officer takes a moment to engage in a delightful conversation with an absolutely charming baby owl

Two Boulder County police deputies were driving down a dirt road on a sunny day. Nothing was out of the norm until they saw the tiniest little animal plopped down right in the middle of the road. At first, they couldn’t quite tell what they were looking at. Then they got a little closer. They […]

Two Boulder County police deputies were driving down a dirt road on a sunny day.

Nothing was out of the norm until they saw the tiniest little animal plopped down right in the middle of the road.

At first, they couldn’t quite tell what they were looking at. Then they got a little closer.

They were looking at a baby owl.

To be more precise, it was a baby Northern Saw-Whet Owl.

SOURCE: BOULDER COUNTY BOCC – YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT

The owl was obviously a little lost.

The deputies wanted to make sure she safely got off the road and so one of the deputies approached owl.

As the deputy neared the tiny owl, she began speaking to it.

SOURCE: BOULDER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA FACEBOOK

The little owl was surprised to hear a human talking to her, and she started twisting her head around in the cutest ways.



The deputy couldn’t help but laugh.

She said ‘hi’ again, and the owl’s eyes widened. She was clearly having a great time talking with the deputy.

The deputy stopped filming after this, and she and her partner convinced the owl to get out of the road. The owl flew away to safety.

SOURCE: BOULDER COUNTY BOCC – YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT

Boulder County PD shared the moment.

The police department provided a bit of background information about the owl in their video description.

SOURCE: BOULDER COUNTY BOCC – YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT

The photos are too cute.

After the owl was safely out of the road, the Boulder Police Department posted photos on Facebook.

SOURCE: BOULDER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA FACEBOOK

The post quickly viral, receiving more than 10,000 shares. The video of the deputy also went viral, and it has now been viewed more than seven million times.



Apparently, everyone thought this was a hoot.

On Facebook, many people imagined what the owl was saying to the deputy. They came up with some hilarious ideas.

SOURCE: BOULDER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA FACEBOOK

There were also plenty of owl puns in the video’s YouTube comment section.

From praise and wonder to jokes and quotes, this little fella sure did get the internet’s attention.

Everything about the video is great, from how seriously the deputy takes the conversation to the owl’s human-like expressions.

See the adorable interaction yourself in the video below!

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