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LOOK AT THIS: Owl gets stuck in SUV’s grill

Owl’s eyes mesmerize onlookers
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PLANTATION, Fla. – An owl that was stuck in the grill of an SUV in Florida has gained lots of national attention with its gaze.

The owl got stuck inside the front grill after being accidentally run over by a woman driving along the Florida Turnpike.

The driver, Sonji Coney Williams, said she never knew the bird was stuck. She knew she had hit the owl, but assumed it had bounced into bushes. She got a huge surprise the next day, some 60 miles from where she hit the owl.

“There was a family that pulled in front of my parking space and flagged me down and said, ‘Don’t move, don’t move, you have something in the grill of your truck. I said, ‘Yes, what is it?’ And they said, ‘It’s an owl.’ And I said,  ‘An owl?’” Williams said.

The woman called animal control officials to help free the bird. Williams said she felt so guilty for hitting the owl that she had a hard time looking at it and even shed a few tears.

The owl was reportedly doing fine.

» 9 Comments

  1. the aardvark

    February 14th, 2013

    Lucky owl, the birds that I’ve hit while out driving haven’t been as lucky. I generally only see owls at night and the only reason I know its an owl is by its size and shape. They are incredible birds.

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  2. Johnny Freedom

    February 14th, 2013

    I love great horned owls. I bet it took some welding gloves to retrieve Woodsy from that grille.

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  3. IronyCurtain

    February 14th, 2013

    At the risk of incurring the wrath of Critter Folks, what an annoying animal. Starts hooting in the woods behind my house at 3am for some Godforsaken reason and won’t shut up for hours.

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  4. Goldenfoxx

    February 14th, 2013

    I love all birds and I even feed them – does cost a lot of money, but they are worth it. I even have an owl house on my property along with bluebird houses. We have night walks in a park here to observe and tag owls. Glad the bird is doing okay.

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  5. Billy Fuster

    February 14th, 2013

    He’s definitely pissed off.

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  6. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 14th, 2013

    Don’t have owls but I love birds. That’s why I keep a loaded .22 pistol handy when the neighbor’s “outdoor” cats are about.
    I read “outdoor” as “feral.”

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  7. The Owld Bugga

    February 14th, 2013

    What a lucky bird.

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  8. Captiva

    February 14th, 2013

    What a hoot

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  9. conservative cowgirl

    February 14th, 2013

    Poor little owl!!

    @Irony Curtain, he is just doing it to annoy you. I’m sure of it.

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