AUBERRY, Calif. — A pilot working to help fight fires in California got quite the surprise this week when an owl flew into his helicopter mid-flight.
"It's odd to have an owl enter an aircraft. It's unheard of to have it enter while the helo is in-flight," Sky Aviation said.
The "unexplainable" and "magical miracle" of the owl's appearance was not short-lived either. The aviation company said that it stayed with the pilot, riding shotgun, for several water drops.
Then it left just as it arrived, "safe and sound."
Capturing the moment was a feat of its own as the company said it isn't easy to fly a mission and be a photographer at the same time.
What other people are reading right now:
- Amy Coney Barrett back on Capitol Hill for senators' final questions
- Trump, Biden to hold competing town halls instead of debating Oct. 15
- Florida mom accused of killing her son, lying to police sentenced 50 years after pleading guilty
- First Trump, now Biden: As campaigns hit Florida hard, nearly 2 million people have already voted
- Maskless Gov. Ron DeSantis slaps high-fives with people at Trump's Florida rally
- What you need to know about the 6 constitutional amendments on Florida ballots
►Breaking news and weather alerts: Get the free 10 Tampa Bay app
►Stay In the Know! Sign up now for the Brightside Blend Newsletter