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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118 comments

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers1 months ago

Very sweet! TYFS.

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers1 months ago

Very sweet! TYFS.

Julian S.
Julian S.3 years ago

practising attacks?

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing

Val M.
Val M.3 years ago

Thanks

JL A.
JL A.3 years ago

sweet

John S.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks.

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Rosemary H.
Rosemary H.3 years ago

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'.

Barbara D.
Past Member 3 years ago

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.