The owl turned lodged within the pick-up truck’s entrance grille after the hen flew throughout the street and collided with the car, in line with a Facebook publish shared final week by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
“It wasn’t until the driver finished his 300-mile drive that he realized that the owl was actually IN his truck!” the group wrote.
The incident occurred as the motive force, Torie Gray, was transferring from Alabama to Naples.
After realizing the owl was nonetheless contained in the entrance portion of the car, Gray known as the conservancy, which despatched a volunteer to assist dislodge and retrieve the hen. Gray stated he wasn’t certain if the hen was nonetheless alive.
“The owl was dull and had some swelling and laceration on one elbow, due to the impact of the truck,” the conservancy wrote. “He was given some fluids, pain medications, and laser therapy and placed in a cage to recover.”
Gray famous that the owl did extra harm to the truck than to itself.
“Nobody knows how it is alive. He had lost a few feathers, but he was pretty alert,” stated Tim Thompson, volunteer on the conservancy. “Every single person was shocked. They can’t believe it. I think it is just an amazing story.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report