NAPA (CBS SF) — A California Highway Patrol officer helped get a stranded young owl to a veterinary hospital Friday after a citizen flagged down the officer on state Highway 221 in Napa, according to the CHP.

Officer Garrett Ray with the Napa-area CHP office stopped near the intersection of Highway 221 and Napa Valley Corporate Way at about 1 p.m. Friday when the citizen flagged him down.

The citizen said he saw an owl unable to fly, was concerned for its safety and had put the owl in his truck, CHP officials said.

The officer took the owl to Silverado Veterinary Hospital in Napa and hospital employees said they will care for the owl until it can fly and return to nature.

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