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This exuberant owl is a Friday gift to the world

snowy owl

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

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.

“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.  

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)

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'