Owl rescue stops traffic in Germany
(AP) — An owl has brought traffic to a halt on a busy highway in Germany.
Police in Feucht, outside Nuremberg, said officers patrolling the A73 autobahn late Thursday morning spotted what at first appeared to be garbage on the road — but at second glance turned out to be a cowering owl.
They closed the highway briefly to allow rescuers to retrieve the apparently injured bird.
Police contacted an animal shelter, which handed the owl to a specialist. They say it appears to have only light injuries and has good chances of surviving.