State Trooper Helps Save Injured Owl On Mass. Pike

AUBURN (CBS) – A Massachusetts State Trooper helped rescue an injured owl on the Mass. Pike Saturday morning.

Trooper Michael Golenski spotted the owl having a difficult time trying to fly, and stayed with it until Environmental Police arrived.

The owl, believed to be a male barred owl, went into surgery on Sunday and had three screws inserted into its injured wing, according to a spokesman at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton.

owlcast State Trooper Helps Save Injured Owl On Mass. Pike

(Photo courtesy Andrew Cunningham/TUFTS)

The owl will initially be held in a small cage, and as it continues to heal, it will be moved to larger and larger cages and eventually a 100-foot flight cage, which is the last step in the recovery process.

The clinic spokesman said the owl has a long road ahead of him.

  • Julie the Jarhead

    Some days we all need a wicked cute story such as this one.

    • John


  • Joyce

    A HUGE thank you to Trooper Michael Golenski for saving the owl
    wonderful story

  • karen s

    thanks trooper golenski! it’s the little things that make us all take a moment, and realize that there’s more to each day than just us.. to serve and protect, all creatures great and small. i forwarded this story to a niece in her 2nd year of veterinary school. and told her it linked her with her Grandpa’s having been NYPD (for 30+ years). He never rescued and owl, but was an avid outdoorsman. thanks also to the good people at tufts who have helped put this owl on the long path back home.

  • gigi

    Go little owl Go!!! He’s so cute – I want one – LOL… seriously though, thank you to the police officer who took the time to care for an injured creature.

  • Some days we all need a wicked cute story such as this one. | Julie Kelleher | Writer

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