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(Telegraph)   Gandalf the agoraphobic owl; not the title of a children's book   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 19
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2012-11-01 01:37:13 PM  
See what the Halfling's leaf has done to him.
 
2012-11-01 01:41:31 PM  
Spanish version!
 
2012-11-01 01:42:52 PM  

blatz514: Spanish version!


cutestuff.co

/always use preview, stupid 
//spanish version denied
 
2012-11-01 01:50:22 PM  
I am confused on how he became afraid of open spaces. Was he raised by the family? Was there a traumatic experience and he was severely hurt? There needs to be more to this article than a handful of quotes and a picture of the owl in a window.
 
2012-11-01 01:54:22 PM  
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2012-11-01 01:55:18 PM  

Wettner: I am confused on how he became afraid of open spaces. Was he raised by the family? Was there a traumatic experience and he was severely hurt? There needs to be more to this article than a handful of quotes and a picture of the owl in a window.


This. Raptors... kinda need to be out in the open if they want to eat. You'd think nature would select against agoraphobia in owls pretty severely.
 
2012-11-01 01:58:44 PM  
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Swhoooooonnnnn
 
2012-11-01 02:03:34 PM  
Maybe he's worn out from saving Middle Earth and this is his retirement home.
 
2012-11-01 02:04:09 PM  

Wettner: I am confused on how he became afraid of open spaces. Was he raised by the family? Was there a traumatic experience and he was severely hurt? There needs to be more to this article than a handful of quotes and a picture of the owl in a window.


He was probably never exposed to opens spaces when he was younger. I remember a story about another owl who was raised by someone who never lifted him above shoulder level, so although he'd fly, he'd never go higher than abound 6 feet.
 
2012-11-01 02:29:44 PM  
I hope he gets another shed.
 
2012-11-01 02:33:20 PM  

Sybarite: I hope he gets another shed.


Don't pester the owl about his two sheds.
 
2012-11-01 02:52:41 PM  

Canton: Wettner: I am confused on how he became afraid of open spaces. Was he raised by the family? Was there a traumatic experience and he was severely hurt? There needs to be more to this article than a handful of quotes and a picture of the owl in a window.

This. Raptors... kinda need to be out in the open if they want to eat. You'd think nature would select against agoraphobia in owls pretty severely.


Nature does, but humans go the other way. We have soft hearts for damaged animals (and people) that Nature would have written off without a second thought.
 
2012-11-01 03:07:55 PM  
fear of fuzzy sweaters?
 
2012-11-01 03:09:46 PM  
We're owl exterminators.
 
2012-11-01 03:16:07 PM  
England has really shiatty laws regarding ownership of raptors. In America, you have to be a licensed falconer or rehabber, both of which involve having your facilities inspected and taking tests proving you know what the animals need to survive/thrive. And even then there are restrictions on the species and number of birds you can own.

In England, however, you can pretty much just call up a breeder and buy one with no training or knowledge. It's depressing, in my opinion.
 
2012-11-01 03:52:34 PM  

beans morocco: Canton: Wettner: I am confused on how he became afraid of open spaces. Was he raised by the family? Was there a traumatic experience and he was severely hurt? There needs to be more to this article than a handful of quotes and a picture of the owl in a window.

This. Raptors... kinda need to be out in the open if they want to eat. You'd think nature would select against agoraphobia in owls pretty severely.

Nature does, but humans go the other way. We have soft hearts for damaged animals (and people) that Nature would have written off without a second thought.


This is very true. I'm guessing this owl has been effectively removed from the gene pool, anyway ...
 
2012-11-01 04:06:33 PM  
Poor old thing. It's the picture of neurosis.

My mother had an agoraphobic cat but then again, the cat was mentally challenged. You'd take it outside and it would stare at the sky and cower in terror. The other cats would just look at it as though to say "What the hell is wrong with you?" Same reaction to her own reflection in the mirror. Was confused by any food besides formed kibble. Couldn't figure out how to wash anything besides her own front paws.
 
2012-11-01 09:15:36 PM  
Who?
 
2012-11-02 11:16:35 AM  

AntonSzandorLaVey: Who?


No, he's on first base...
 
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