PHOTOS: Animal officers save baby owl in Arvada

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ARVADA, Colo. — A baby owl was rescued by animal management officers after falling from his mother’s nest on Monday.

Two animal officers first noticed an owl nest near West Woods Golf Course on Friday, the Arvada Police Department said. One officer returned on Monday to check on the birds.

When the officer arrived, she discovered that a fledgling had fallen out, she reported. Several hours later, the mother owl had still not retrieved the baby. Such situations are often fatal for young birds.

Eventually, the officer and a supervisor collected the fledgling and transferred him to the Birds of Prey Foundation, where he will be cared for and reintroduced into the wild.