Have you ever found yourself entangled in a situation so bizarre that it could only be real life? Let us take you to Winter Park, Florida. Here, firefighters don’t just battle fires: they also double as nocturnal bird rescuers.
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Winter Park’s population not only includes humans but also Barred Owls, known for their majestic appearance and soulful gazes. So, when this local celebrity bird collided with a moving vehicle around midnight, the Winter Park Fire Rescue Department swung into action.
“Last night firefighters safely freed this Barred Owl from the roof rack of a vehicle,” the fire department said on Facebook. “The motorist reported the bird flew into the rack as they were driving just around midnight.”
While owls commonly fly through the tree-lined streets, this particular owl misjudged its night flight. “Quite certain that both motorist and owl were a little stunned by the whole experience, but just thankful we were able to help,” the department added.
Without missing a beat — or a hoot — the owl was safely untangled and released. For the owl, the sky was once again its boundless playground. And for the motorist? Most definitely a story to be told at future gatherings.
Who says heroes don’t exist? Sometimes they just fly a little lower, or arrive in a fire truck.
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