COLORADO -- A Boulder County Sheriff's Office animal control officer rescued a 6-week-old owlet from a gravel yard in Lafayette this morning.
The owlet (baby owl) was found by employees at Brannan Sand & Gravel, at 1240 Rock Creek Circle, around 9 a.m. today, according to Boulder County sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Haverfield.
Haverfield said the owlet was found in a frontloader with a possible injury to its wing, so Boulder County sheriff's animal control Officer Brandy Perkins responded and took the bird into her care.
The baby owl -- named Brannan after the gravel yard where it was found -- is currently at Birds of Prey Foundation in Broomfield for examination. Haverfield said aside from the possible injury to its wing, the owlet appears to be in good health.
(Boulder Daily Camera - Apr 10, 2017)