You can always count on people on the internet to lose their minds at something that isn’t all that insane.
Much like how you look better in business casual instead of in your pajamas, of course an owl is going to look inexplicably odd without its feathers.
More so, an owl can turn its head around 360 degrees. You’re darn right they’re going to have some idiosyncratic-looking skeletal and muscular systems to accommodate that.
Also, they’re birds. Birds are weird as hell.
But enough caveats. On to the demon spawn, tweeted by @DanaSchwartzzz.
I just googled what owls look like without feathers and I am severely shook pic.twitter.com/B12IJ1atYl— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) January 8, 2017
People did not like that.
People did not like that at all.
kill it with fire— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) January 9, 2017
i am reporting this tweet for explicit violence— supporter of the good candidate (@pharmasean) January 8, 2017
Twitter users also responded in kind with pictures of all sorts of animals without fur, which, surprise, look kinda weird, but not all that weird when you think about it.
You’ve got your bears.
bears without fur take the cake though pic.twitter.com/nkfSxv2sPS— annalise chiefing. (@BlactimusPrime) January 8, 2017
Bald hedgehogs are testicles with a face pic.twitter.com/v7VNUdHu9W— James H (@angusprune) January 8, 2017
Opossums probably aren’t going to get invited to any parties.
Hairless raccoons need your love.
Hairless raccoons are also special nightmare fuel.— seeing a flicker of fire brisked by a dusty wind (@DarkandWondrous) January 9, 2017
(Normal raccoon for comparison) pic.twitter.com/CIgEKW96W8
But none of those have anything on cats without fur.
That is… disquieting.
(And also a fantastic Tumblr just in case you forgot the joke.)