A Quincy police officer rescued a saw-whet owl on Tuesday evening — making for the officer’s third owl rescue.
Officer Kaes transported the owl to the New England Wildlife Center for rehabilitation, Quincy police said on Facebook.
The department posted a photo of Kaes cradling the owl bundled in a blanket.
Thank you Officer Kaes for rescuing a saw-whet owl this evening! Officer Kaes “escorted” it to #Weymouth to be rehabilitated.
Saw-whet owls are one of the smallest owl species in North America! 🦉 pic.twitter.com/BNopsPAsWj
— Quincy Police (@quincymapolice) January 30, 2019
Saw-whet owls are one of the smallest owl species in Northern America, police said.