A worker who was setting up a Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center in New York discovered an owl stuck in the branches, like a gift placed early by Santa Claus.
The little bird was discovered on Monday dehydrated and hungry, but unharmed, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.
Careful at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, the owl could not be a baby owl, since owls are usually born in the spring, said the director of the organization, Ellen Kalish, quoted by the New York tabloid.
In the space of one day, the NPO raised nearly $ 4,500, according to a post on its Facebook page, which was widely commented on.
The owl named Rockefeller is recovering at a New York wildlife refuge, as a vet was scheduled to visit it Wednesday night, while waiting to release it back into the wild.