UPDATE: (1:20 P.M. Nov. 25, 2022) Summersville PD Officer Groves has reached out to WOWK 13 News with an update saying the police department’s new owl friend has “made a full recovery and is back in the wild.”

SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOWK) — Two officers with the Summersville Police Department found an owl along US-19 while on duty on Thanksgiving.

According to the Summersville PD, Officers Hinkle and Groves were on US-19 when they saw the owl.

The officers say it didn’t appear to be injured but was “acting odd.”

The appropriate authorities were contacted to get the owl checked out.