Not all heroes wear capes.
For Berea police, Thursday morning started off with a wildlife rescue that you don't hear about too often.
Officers said the owl was flying when it was hit by a vehicle on Barrett Road near the entrance of the Rocky River Reservation. Police happened to be at the right place at the right time when they came to its rescue.
— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) May 10, 2018
Doing what they do best, they stopped and helped the injured owl whose beak was visibly bleeding at the scene.
Officers placed a blanket over the owl to calm it down so they could get him in the front seat of the cruiser.
The owl was taken to MedVet, a 24-hour vet located at 14000 Keystone Parkway in Brook Park.
If you find an injured or ill animal, The Lake Erie Nature and Science Center recommends placing the animal in a box not much bigger than the animal. Then place the box in a dark and quiet location such as a garage, basement or closet until it can be taken to the center.