Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:56 CST
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Plantation, Florida - An owl that was stuck in the grill of an SUV in Florida has gained lots of national attention with its gaze.
The owl got stuck inside the front grill after being accidentally run over by a woman driving along the Florida Turnpike.
The driver, Sonji Coney Williams, said she never knew the bird was stuck. She knew she had hit the owl, but assumed it had bounced into bushes. She got a huge surprise the next day, some 60 miles from where she hit the owl.
"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?'" Williams said.
The woman called animal control officials to help free the bird. Williams said she felt so guilty for hitting the owl that she had a hard time looking at it and even shed a few tears.
The owl was reportedly doing fine.