If you find yourself staring down an officer of the law, chances are things aren't looking too great for you right now. At best, they want to talk to you about something - and by the very nature of their work, it's not going to be something fun. Make the wrong move and you could end up arrested or worse, so it's important to stay calm and cooperate... unless you're an owl with nerves of steel.
Sheriff's Deputies in Boulder County, Colorado recently met their match when they got into a face-to-face staredown with an owl near a campground earlier this summer. The deputies stopped in their tracks when they saw the Northern Saw-whet Owl on the road, and the little owl did more than hold its own in the encounter.
H/T: Boulder County BOCC