This exuberant owl is a Friday gift to the world

What we wouldn't give to trade places with this owl.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Nov 7, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 6:17 am CDT

We’re no owl experts, so it’s possible that the behavior you’re about to see in this video is a symptom of anxiousness, a warning that the owl is about to strike, or a sign of a seizure. What it looks like, however, is an expression of utter joy.

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“Every time I visit this owl it gives me this face,” writes video uploader Adam Poley. We’d consider ourselves lucky just to have an owl to visit—the reaction is almost too much.  

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Given their range of emotion, it’s no surprise that snowy owls have made a splash in the world of film. Now if only Hollywood would write some decent lead roles for them.

Photo by peggycadigan/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Nov 7, 2014, 12:05 pm CST