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  • Here are true facts about the owl.

  • Baby Owls are called Owlets and they look like a cotton ball that grew a face, and legs.

  • Owlets are born without flight feathers.

  • And because they're vulnerable, they camouflage themselves as muppets.

  • The Owl has large front facing eyes which give it a wide range of binocular vision.

  • Its eyes are nearly immobile in their sockets.

  • And therefore it must swivel its head around its neck to see.

  • Some owls bob their heads up and down in order to maximize their depth perception.

  • Try it right now. Focus on an object and bob your head up and down.

  • That's right, keep bobbing your head.

  • It doesn't really work for humans, but you do look like an idiot.

  • As the Owl grows older it develops its flying feathers.

  • And oh my, that's cute! He's like a little baby.

  • He likes being pet, it's really the eyes isn't it? It's adorable.

  • Oh look, this one's playing with his friend.

  • Wait, what are you doing to that Bird? Crap! you're not playing.

  • Don't try to hide it. I already saw it.

  • Despite its cuddly appearance.

  • Beneath those fluffy feathers the owl is what we call a bird of prey, because it eats prey.

  • Just as the Owls call us apes of the hamburger, because we eat hamburgers.

  • The Owl is a specialized hunting machine.

  • Its talons are zygodactyl, two in front, two in back, and their grip is the strongest of the raptors.

  • 500 pounds per square inch.

  • Eight times stronger than the human. (Just for the record, this is why we wear gloves.)

  • They crush their victims, then tear off little strips before swallowing them whole.

  • Digesting them and then vomiting out the bones and fur in a small pellet.

  • And this is why it's polite to throw up at an owl dinner party.

  • The Owl is a quiet hunter.

  • It has specialized feathers on the front of its wings that reduce turbulence and allow it to fly in relative silence.

  • If silence were loudness they would be the loudest flying bird.

  • That's a terrible metaphor.

  • The Owl's face is basically like a giant ear.

  • The specialized feathers of its facial disc channel sound to its ear holes, like a fuzzy satellite dish.

  • That's nasty, yep that's an earhole.

  • Many owls have asymmetrical ear holes; one is higher than the other.

  • By sensing tiny differences in the delay in volume of sound as it arrives in each ear.

  • The Owl is able to create a three-dimensional auditory map of its surroundings.

  • Try riding a bicycle at night and picking up on moving burrito with your feet, based on the sound that it makes.

  • That is how an Owl do.

  • When they aren't being quiet, Owls make a wide variety of sounds.

  • Perhaps the most famous of these sounds is the 'hoo hoo' sound made by some Owls.

  • It reminds me of the fairy tale, where a young girl is lost in the forest.

  • And she sees an Owl and asked it "do you know where my mother is?"

  • And the Owl responds "why the hell would I know where your mother is?"

  • Are you stupid? And why are you fairy tale children always getting lost in forests and hallucinating about animals that can talk?"

  • And then the owl swooped down and ripped the little girl's face off and ate her eyeballs.

  • And then the owl hooted 'hoo hoo.'

  • It's a German fairy tale so its a little dark I guess.

  • Maybe it's the translation? Nope not the translation...

  • Says right here,"...... rips her face off." Oh god there's even a picture.

  • Just remember don't do drugs because an Owl may just rip your face off.

Here are true facts about the owl.

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True Facts About The Owl

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    Moha Syu posted on 2016/04/28
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