Owl Hit By Green Line Train Makes Same Face We Make Riding Green Line Trains

Hopefully, it'll be owlright.

Photo via MBTA

Photo via MBTA

An owl is recovering from its injuries, after it collided with a Green Line train on the MBTA’s Riverside branch in Brookline.

It’s unclear whether the owl struck the train’s window, or if the trolley was moving at the time, but the Globe reports that its operator, Hoa Tran, managed to move the bird from the track area to a nearby bench.

“She was able to assist the bird from the track area to a bench, and a Green Line official was dispatched to the station,” MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo said in a statement. Two additional T employees placed the bird in a cardboard box.

When the T was unable to reach anyone at the MSPCA, Mass. Environmental Police, or Boston or Brookline animal control officials for assistance, one inspector drove the owl to Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, located in North Grafton and open overnight, at the end of his shift.

“It’s always great to see our employees go over and above their regular duties,” acting general manager Brian Shortsleeve said in a statement. “It was a terrific team effort last night by some very dedicated employees.”

The owl’s condition was unknown as of Thursday morning. But whoooooo knows what would’ve happened to it, if it weren’t for a few of kind-hearted T employees.


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