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Owl faces off with Colorado deputy, wins

In this July 21, 2015 photo, provided by Boulder County Sheriffs Deputy, Deputy Sophie Berman crouches over a small owl, making a brief video before the bird flew away, near Rainbow Lakes, outside Nederland, Colo. Berman came across the raptor on...
In this July 21, 2015 photo, provided by Boulder County Sheriffs Deputy, Deputy Sophie Berman crouches over a small owl, making a brief video before the bird flew away, near Rainbow Lakes, outside Nederland, Colo. Berman came across the raptor on... (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Boulder County sheriff's deputy got into a face-off with an owl with an attitude, and the owl won.

Deputy Sophie Berman came across the raptor on a dirt road on Tuesday as Berman patrolled an area near a campground west of Boulder.

Berman crouched down to take video of the owl and spoke to the owl, which answered Berman's words with clicks.

The owl stared wide-eyed at the deputy for a few minutes before turning around and flying away.