A baby owl was rescued Tuesday morning from a construction site in Ogunquit, according to police. The owl was found by the construction crew who then called in animal control because they were concerned for the great horned owl's safety. Ogunquit PD posted the video on their Facebook.

Here is a quote from Ogunquit PD's Facebook page:

Our ACO (animal control officer) was called this morning for an owl that was hiding in some new construction. The crew was concerned because of the activity in the area and needed the owl removed. ACO Leach captured the baby eastern screech owl, determined that it was uninjured and in good health and released it in a more appropriate location.

Click below to see the video on their Fb page:

Our ACO was called this morning for an owl that was hiding in some new construction. The crew was concerned because of...

Posted by Ogunquit Police Department on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

 

Great horned owls are Maine’s earliest nesters, according to Maine.gov. Eggs are produced in January or early February with babies arriving within a month. The owlets leave the nest on foot within six weeks of hatching. Within nine weeks they’ll learn to fly.