Whoooo is cruising with a Maine state trooper? A stunned owl gets a lift

A Maine state trooper found a stunned owl in the middle of the road last week.
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A Maine state trooper found a stunned owl in the middle of the road last week.

Credit: Maine State Police

Credit: Maine State Police

This was no stool pigeon sitting in the cruiser of a Maine state trooper late last week. But the ride was a hoot.

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Trooper Sam Tlumac rescued a stunned owl from the middle of a Manchester road Nov. 15 and then gave the bird a ride in the front seat of his vehicle, WMTW reported.

In a Facebook post, the Maine State Police said Tlumac put the bird on his front passenger seat and was advised to check the bird's wings for injuries. Tlumac did so after transporting a person to jail, WMTW reported.

Tlumac examined the bird, and after the owl recovered it flew away.

The trooper did manage to snap a selfie with the owl, which was posted on Facebook.