VIDEO: Watch a baby owl stare down a sheriff's deputy

(KMSP) -- Sheriff's officials in Boulder County, Colorado can perhaps ruffle a speeding motorist, but apparently, not a baby owl.

A Boulder County sheriff’s deputy encountered a baby Northern Saw Whet Owl west of Boulder on July 23, and the owl wasn't alarmed, in fact, it appeared to stick around for a photo op. 

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"Our deputies were driving when they were stopped in their tracks by this young Northern Saw Whet Owl. After some curious head twisting (on both sides) it flew safely away. ?#‎DeputiesLoveBabyOwls?," Boulder County sheriff's officials posted on their Facebook page.