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.
The photos are too cute.
After the owl was safely out of the road, the Boulder Police Department posted photos on Facebook.
“Our deputies were driving when they were stopped in their tracks by this young Northern Saw-Whet Owl.
After some curious head twisting (on both sides) it flew safely away,” the Boulder Police Department wrote on 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.
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.
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