(PHOTO: Twitter)

This owl really didn’t give a hoot about where it took its afternoon nap!

Owls are known for loving dark, calm and quiet places. Stowing themselves away inside in hollows of trees, or nestled on a leafy branch, one Aussie owl found a unique new hiding spot – inside an airplane engine. 

According to Travel and Leisure, a small barn owl was discovered napping inside a Virgin Australia plane engine. Luckily, workers spotted the bird in a routine pre-flight check. 

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Sir Richard Branson even tweeted some pics of the sleepy owl: 

This owl didn’t give a hoot where it napped! The cute little guy was found during our pre-flight checks. Our team of engineers rescued it & was assessed before being safely released back into the wild. Where’s the strangest place you’ve woken up? #HootHoot pic.twitter.com/1NEx9usRfu

— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) April 18, 2019

The bird was removed from the engine and checked for any injuries before being released back into the wild. 

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