Owl found under hood of car during oil change in Salem, N.H.

SALEM, N.H. (WHDH) — A worker at a Pep Boys auto repair shop in Salem, New Hampshire, popped the hood of car for a routine oil change on Friday and found an owl sitting on the engine.

“Shazam was sitting on the engine and the car owner had no idea how he got there,” Salem police said in a Facebook post.

Salem PD

Police say they think the owl was seeking warmth or maybe chasing a mouse.

“Shazam was very friendly and was easily handled by ACO Bliss and Officer Matt MacKenzie,” police said.

Salem PD

Police said that it was an eastern screech owl. They are relatively common in Eastern North America.

“I was just amazed. I thought it was pretty awesome,” officer Matt Mackenzie said.

The owl was said to be a bit lethargic and taken to a wildlife rehab center in Epping, according to police.

 

 

 

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