Police do the kindest thing for a bird nesting on their car
Police officers usually don't let trespassers get away with their crimes, but this time they made an exception.
Officers from Ohio's Parma Police Department discovered a mourning dove building a nest in one of their backup patrol cars.
She set up camp on the dashboard and laid two eggs.
Rather than evict the tiny squatter, they took the bird under their wings, so to speak.
Since the bird wasn't exactly safe from the elements on the front of the patrol car, the officers welcomed her to her new home by adhering an umbrella to the windshield to keep her nest both dry and shady.
But the officer's acts of kindness don't end there.
They used police tape to mark the entire parking spot so no one would bother the bird.
The officers also dig up worms for her to make sure she's getting enough for herself and for her babies.
A spokesperson from the police department, Kevin Riley, told news station Fox 8 that, even though it's not their duty as law enforcement to protect the bird, it is part of a higher calling.
"Our officers are human beings just like anyone else. We care for all lives human and animal so the officers took a carrier to this bird, which they nicknamed Gerty, is taken care of and can take care of her young in the cruiser."
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