Owl unhurt behind grill after 60mph smash
A great horned owl had an amazing escape after it was hit at 60mph by a 4WD car on a US motorway.
Driver Sonji Coney Williams spotted the owl but couldn't avoid it as she drove south on the Florida Turnpike.
"I was driving about 60mph, he never moved, and so, I said 'Oh, my God, I hit a bird', and I felt so bad but it was very dark and we didn't pull over," she said.
Ms Williams assumed the bird had been killed, until the following day when it was spotted - alive - behind the radiator grill of her vehicle in Plantation, Florida.
"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?'"
She called Florida Fish and Wildlife and an officer opened the hood and freed the bird. Officers say the owl appeared to be in good shape and didn't suffer any injuries.
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Awwwww glad he is okay. Had to smile at the picture cos he does look like an "angry bird"
Did the car give a hoot? Perhaps the driver should be up before the beak.
coming home from work at 2 this morning I had to pull over on a country road because an owl sat in the middle of it tearing up and eating a peice of road kill. fantastic sight seeing these raptors enjoying their meal
That is one lucky bird. Wonder if he is going hoot tonight to celebrate
And the owl said to the driver TWIT-TO YOU.