Officer Stops For 'Rock' In Road — And Ends Up With The Most Adorable Selfie

Officer Stops For ‘Rock’ In Road — And Ends Up With The Most Adorable Selfie

This week, Officer Barnes from the California Highway Patrol was patrolling late at night in South Lake Tahoe when his car’s headlights revealed an unexpected sight on a dark, snowy section of the road.

Initially, he assumed it was a stone that had found its way onto the road — leading Barnes to stop and remove what he thought was a potential obstacle.

But it turned out to be something else entirely.

Approaching the object, Barnes discovered its true nature. The so-called “stone” was in fact a small owl, tranquilly sitting in the middle of the road.

That’s when something remarkable occurred.

“[Barnes] stooped down and gently lifted the tiny bird,” the CHP – South Lake Tahoe reported. “The little owl quickly climbed up his arm and settled on his shoulder.”

Astonishingly, the owl stayed on Barnes’ shoulder long enough for him to take a selfie — with the bird almost appearing to strike a pose for this unique photo opportunity.

Luckily, although the owl was found on the road, it seemed to be unharmed — and it was probably wise of Barnes to encourage it to find a safer spot.

And that’s precisely what happened, as confirmed by the authorities:

“Following this photo session, the owl took flight and left.”