MANCHESTER, Maine - A Maine state trooper is credited with rescuing an owl he found stunned in the middle of a Manchester road.
Maine State Police say Trooper Sam Tlumac found the disoriented owl Nov. 15 in the road, not far from the state capital of Augusta.
Tlumac took the owl to a nearby fire department and consulted with a warden, who said the bird might have been stunned by a car.
Police say in a Facebook post that Tlumac then "had to bring a person to jail (unrelated to the owl)," but returned to check on the bird and found it doing much better. He then took the owl outside, where it took flight to trees in the area.