updated 8:30 PM UTC, Nov 28, 2014

Owl Gets Stuck In Car Grille

Owl Gets Stuck In Car Grille

( 4UMF NEWS ) Owl Gets Stuck In Car Grille:

This one’s a real HOOT.

A Great Horned Owl in central Florida went for the ride of its life last week after it got caught behind the grille of an SUV when it collided with the vehicle.

“I felt so bad,” driver Sonji Coney Williams said after hitting the bird.

The owl, unharmed on contact, somehow became lodged under the grille after it flew into the large SUV, which was headed south on the Florida Turnpike.

“I was driving about 60 miles per hour, and he never moved,” said driver Sonji Coney Williams. “And so I said, ‘Oh my god, I hit a bird!’ And I felt so bad, but it was very dark. And I didn’t pull over.”

“I was driving about 60 miles per hour, and he never moved,” said driver Sonji Coney Williams of the crash.

Even afterward, she had no idea that the furry bird was hanging out behind her grille.

Williams was running errands the next day when a family flagged her down and told her there were two enormous yellow eyes peering out from behind her grille.

Wildlife service officials arrived shortly and helped rescue the Great Horned Owl, which is fairly common in central Florida.

The owl, they said, was uninjured and appeared to be in good shape.


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