(COLORADO SPRINGS) — On Monday, Feb. 5, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) released a video of one of their officers rescuing an injured owl. The clip shows the owl running from the concerned officer, who eventually catches up to the bird and gently wraps it in a blanket.
Officer Deme McDowell, who caught and wrapped the owl, referred to the sight as a “Great Horned owl burrito.” CPW wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter), that the owl was running away because it had a wing injury. They also pointed out that the owl’s uneven pupils (clearly visible in the video) indicate a potential head trauma.
The owl was driven to the nonprofit, Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center’s raptor facility in Pueblo, where it will be rehabilitated.