By Sarah Begley
July 25, 2015

This tiny owl may be cute, but don’t let it fool you: it has more sass in its little talon than a Colorado sheriff’s deputy.

Boulder County Sheriff’’s Deputy Sophie Berman came across a wee owl in her patrols on Tuesday and got into a staring contest with the bird while filming it, the Associated Press reports. Her feathered foe stood unwavering for several minutes, making clicking sounds in response to Berman’s words. Finally, the owl decided it was above the game and turned its back on Berman and flew away.

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