Rescuing owls is not just a once in a career opportunity for this Massachusetts police officer, who has been dispatched to save two injured birds of prey in just three months.
Officer Donald Bates, 44, of the Whatley Police Department said he happened to be in the office when a woman called and said she witnessed an owl being struck by a car.
Immediately, he jumped into action.
He arrived on the scene, and wrapped the poor owl in a blanket he had in his cruiser, and placed it safely in a bucket and made his way to the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehab Facility in Conway.
Bates said a veterinarian in the facility said the owl, whom they later named Oliver, had hurt his leg, but appeared to be in good condition.