Wednesday, April 16, 2008
So Demented ... So-o-o-o-o-o Cute!
What could look more like a hideously insane evil teddy bear than a baby Great Horned Owl?
How about THREE BABY GREAT HORNED OWLS? (That blob in the middle is a napping owlet who couldn't be bothered with us.)
I had been seeing photos online of a nest-full of baby owls, and during lunch I dragged Sheri off to take a look. Robb wasn't available, and I'm not really sure he's up for the climb.
I'm having a really hard time, writing anything sensible. These owls are turning my brain to jelly with their evil cuteness. Look at that yawn! In fact, click on that photo. It's even crazier when you see it large.
As demented as the owls were, I also had to laugh at the "rat-dog beware" sign that the East Bay Regional Parks posted. Seems that the owls are fierce defenders of their nests, and aren't afraid of attacking dogs or dog walkers.
"Dudes! These owls regularly kill and eat skunks! Your yappy little lapdog doesn't stand a chance against a silently flying predator with gigantic talons. And please don't sue us if anything bad happens."