Owl Survives in Grill of SUV after Being Hit at 50 mph!
Last Saturday, a coworker of Steve Giralt in Missoula grabbed Steve on the way into work to tell him that he had hit a bird the night before and wanted his help getting it out of his grill. Giralt went outside and proceeded to pull on it until it moved!
A talon swung past his hand, and, shortly after, an owl poked its head out!
That owl had survived a night driving around Missoula after getting hit going about 50 miles per hour! Steve called the police (FWP wasn’t open on Saturday) who got a hold of a local raptor rescue program. An official from the raptor rescue program was able to dislodge the owl and take it back for evaluation.
Wow. now, THAT is a tough bird! Check out the pictures below: