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    Quote Originally Posted by Sangye View Post
    LOL They're still ghastly. It isn't helped by the fact that I have that sort of mythological/ primal fear of owls. Not a real big fear, just a discomfort looking at them for too long. Like if I stare at the picture of the adult barn owl on the page I'm gonna have nightmares. And I don't like the weird way the barn owl babies move-- that bobbing and weaving thing gives me the creeps.
    I know what you mean. I guess that's why owls are featured on Halloween. That side-to-side bobbing thing I observed up close once; I could see into a barn owl nest accessed by stairs, and there were three owlets in there doing that while staring at me and hissing. I think they were younger and not quite as ghastly. But I got out of there pretty fast.
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    ROTFL Yeah, I'd be heading for the door, too. Just your description of them hissing made me squirm!

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    For those who are interesed, I took three photos of the British Barn Owl yesterday whilst at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, Andover UK.
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    Oh yeah, just as creepy as the American Barn Owl. LOL

    Nice to see you, Hammy!

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    I found a pic of barn owl babies a little older than ours, starting to look more like barn owls:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...0px-Owlets.jpg
    Also, Wikipedia has some pretty comprehensive info on them, which I didn't read but scanned.
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    Oh yikes. Photo of the kids: Creepy #1, Creepy #2, Creepy #3, Creepy #4 and Creepy #5.

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