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Cute Owl Hunts Invisible Prey (Video)

Is the owl hunting his shadow or just playing? We don’t know, but we do know that it’s really fun watching this little bird go into hunting mode.

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2:41AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

practising attacks?

8:39AM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:48AM PDT on Jun 5, 2013


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3:57AM PDT on May 24, 2013


1:35PM PDT on May 19, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:48PM PDT on May 19, 2013

Someone mentioned that he could be hunting insects. Otherwise I think he is a fledgeling (the stagte of his plumage fits that idea) and is going through a stage of practising play 'attacks'.

4:43AM PDT on May 17, 2013

One of my rehabs was a baby barred owl who had been struck by an automobile. He exhibited this same behavior attacking an invisible spot. I liked to think it was normal learning behavior, but maybe he hadn't fully recovered from the head trauma??
Anyway, he was successfully rehabbed and released into the wild.

4:37AM PDT on May 17, 2013

:) Very sweet. Ty.

2:13PM PDT on May 16, 2013


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