One Colorado police officer had an intense standoff with one very unassuming assailant — an adorable baby owl.
During a drive, deputies from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office were stopped in their tracks by this tiny ball of fluff standing in the road. When the officer approached the itty-bitty owl, it made it clear backing down was not an option. Instead, the bird puffed out its chest and stood up tall to make itself seen. It’s a hilarious sight that the officer caught on video as she tried her best to negotiate with the hostile suspect. The Northern Saw Whet Owl eventually backed away and escaped without any further incident. Although the cute little owl may have gotten away, it will now be immortalized as the only bird on record to win a staring contest with a police officer.