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Sorcha Griannon
06-17-2010, 01:16 AM
He's cute, lol


http://acidcow.com/video/10640-transformer_owl.html

Lis Elfwench
06-17-2010, 06:24 PM
What an awesome owl! Though, you know, if I looked up and saw THAT looking down at me, I'd be seriously freaked out! :)

Sorcha Griannon
06-17-2010, 08:55 PM
Lol, yeah, I think I would be more than a bit freaked out to see evil owl looking at me.

Phoenix McHeit
06-17-2010, 09:04 PM
This critter is just too amazing! *rotfl*

Sorcha Griannon
06-17-2010, 09:05 PM
According to a post at http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2009/01/the_amazing_transformer_owl.php



Japanese speaker here to give a summary:
The owl is a White-faced Scops Owl (about 20cm in height, noted for its orange eyes, small owl), named Popo.
When Popo is shown a Barn Owl (or Ashy-faced Owl) (found in many parts of the world, about 35cm in height), Popo puffs out his(?) feathers against the other owl since the Barn Owl is, according to Popo, of lower rank.
When faced with a Eurasian Eagle-Owl (found in the African continent, about 75cm in height, large owl), Popo slims down to half his size and narrows his eyes to look like a tree branch in the eyes of the Eurasian Eagle-Owl. Since Popo's stomach feathers are a non-camouflaging white color, he keeps twisting his body so that his back is always facing the enemy owl.
Owls have thick feathers and their actual bodies are not that big, so they can change sizes by puffing or flattening their feathers. The White-faced Scops Owl is among the most adept in controlling their feathers.
Posted by: Monimonika

Triskel
06-17-2010, 09:37 PM
I am so amused! I enjoy that owl and if I ever went to Hogwarts I would want that owl to be my pet. :D

Blue Pixie
06-17-2010, 11:00 PM
I am so amused! I enjoy that owl and if I ever went to Hogwarts I would want that owl to be my pet. :D

HERE HERE- I want him as a pet though without going to Hogwarts.

MillieWylde
06-17-2010, 11:20 PM
As a fairly outdoors-y type (I'm actually studying Fish & Wildlife Management in college), I must say ... THANK YOU for sharing that! That was just cool! *rotfl* And that tree branch impersonation...! ::kooky:: :snicker: