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(More Potatoes)   The snowy owl is the only owl out of over two-hundred and twenty-five species that turns around when you shout, "Hey, snowy owl"   (morepotatoes.com) divider line
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That's owl, folks!
 
6 days ago  
Because of B. scandiacus' vast range, it goes by a number of names: "Comhachag shneachda" (Scotland), "Sneugle" (Denmark), "lumekakk (Estonia), "shiro fukuroo" (Japan) and "boid" (Brooklyn, NY)...

Get me Jeff Goldblum, Peter Weller, James Wan and have a script on my desk by morning.
 
6 days ago  
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There was one at DeKorte Park in the NJ meadowlands a couple of years back.  I was out for a walk for lunch.  I came around a corner and unintentionally spooked the owl into taking off.  About a dozen bird photographers with expensive lenses called me all sorts of names.  They were really nasty about it.  A-holes.
 
6 days ago  
Please, please stop this. I'd rather watch farktv or click on funny or die links all day long than click another of these.
 
6 days ago  
Owls! Huh! What good are they? You can't use an owl to drill through concrete.
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6 days ago  
Un harfang des neiges filmé par une caméra de surveillance
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We call them "Harfang" which sound badass.

Youse gots to bees careful with dem boids.
 
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One of the coolest things about owls (and that is seldom mentioned) is that the conical ring of feathers around their eyes actually act like cupping your ears (parabolic dishes, if you will) and direct sound into the ear slits, one of which is slightly longer than the other to assist with stereoscopic hearing. They have great vision, which is necessary to make the killing strike when hunting, but it's their hearing that does most of the grunt up to the final approach.
 
6 days ago  
Why would a barred owl respond to "Hey snowy owl"?  He knows you're not calling him
 
6 days ago  

jmsvrsn: Please, please stop this. I'd rather watch farktv or click on funny or die links all day long than click another of these.


Luckily, Sad Potatoe links have their own tag.  Some might even say it's a warning sign, saying "Don't click here - you'll be bored into a coma".
 
6 days ago  

jmsvrsn: Please, please stop this. I'd rather watch farktv or click on funny or die links all day long than click another of these.


I like subby's headline, though...
 
6 days ago  

NutWrench: Owls! Huh! What good are they? You can't use an owl to drill through concrete.
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In this experiment you will require
One sterilized, standardized, scientificized owl.
 
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