Owls are typically secluded creatures by nature, more often heard than seen, especially the owl that looks like the one included below.

In fact, call me sheltered, but this is the first time I've ever seen or heard of this type of owl.

According to OutHere Colorado,  Colorado Parks and Wildlife were able to rescue a tiny flammulated owlet just outside of Canon City.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

The owlet was actually recovered from a road and sent to the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center in Pueblo. This is a preserve and education center that operates with the goal of connecting the local community to nature.

The flammulated owl can fit in the palm of your hand and only weighs about 2 ounces, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and is roughly the size of a fist when its wings are tucked, making it one of the smallest owl species in the world. However, when this adorable little pint size owl decides to take flight, it truly spreads its wings and flies and looks much bigger when it does so, as its wingspan reaches about 16 inches wide. This allows the owl to move quickly in their pursuit of insects to eat.

Our friends at Colorado Parks and Wildlife stated that these tiny forest-dwelling creatures migrate to Colorado from Mexico.

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