Athens police rescued a baby owl this week.
An animal control officer found the great horned owl on Wednesday when responding to a call on South Hine Street. A resident found him after he had either fallen or been pushed from his nest.
The officer named the owl Oswald, or Ozzie for short. Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter gave Ozzie a stuffed animal and monkey.
“Now if you try to take the stuffed animal away from him, he gets upset,” said Animal control officer Ty Barrett.
According to the city, a rescue group will take Oswald on Saturday. They hope to release him into the wild one day.