Cute Overload :D
These little fellows are called Saw-Whet Owls, at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center’s clinic. The clinic nurses ’em back to health when they have medical needs.
Rachel G. spotted this on The Animal Blog.
ABSO INSANELY WUNDERFULL.
ALSO? the URL is VERREH TRUTHY.
Animals on the Animal Blog? The innovation!
Methinks Fird was referring to the URL of the page we’re on now.
GOSH the ONE time that I don’t over- ‘splain !!! See what happens when I try to be a bit understated, ‘roun here? thanks Starfish!!!
I just screamed really loud!! It was completely involuntary!! That first pic is crazy cute–the owl burrito, the daintily extended claws, the “squeak” blankie…
This site does that to people. It’s okay ^_^
Don’t worry… I can testify that you weren’t the only one.
Oooo, owl-flavored ice cream, my favorite!
Cute to the Max
I think I will pass on the toe bean noming, looks a bit dangerous if hootie gets scared.
Raptor Centre Clinic peeps, I loves you! The thought of all those leetle hootie owls flying free ’cause of you just about bursts my heart. May you and the owlies be mightily blessed….mices for them, warm fuzzies for you.
Saw Whet Owls are awesome!
AWESOMENESS loribelle :)
Adorabul owl! I love though how the expression on it’s face is still kind of ‘who are you and what are you doing?!’ But I love the owlsies. My suburban apartment complex seems to have TWO resident owls — one a Great Horned Owl and the other a Barred Owl. One evening not too long ago I was walking my dog when the Barred Owl (I think) swept across the apartment complex road only about six feet in front of me and only about four and a half feet off the ground. He swooped across and into the treeline on the other side of the street. I cried out loud “Oh, it’s the owl!” It was amazing! Blessings to all those who take care of our nature friends.
You are very lucky to have them living nearby and to have one f
ly so close to you.
I often hear an owl hoo-hooing when I let the dogs out in the backyard at night to take care of their toilets.
Yeah, I’ve never really seen the Horned Owl clearly — mostly just heard him late at night when I was in bed. I kept hearing the Barred Owl in the evening and early morning while walking my dog but I could never see him until just recently. Barred Owls have a unique and distinctive call and when I first heard him I had no idea what it was. I had to do some research on YouTube until I found an owl with a call that matched it. The funny thing is that this is such a suburban area I didn’t expect them to be around here but it is a well-treed area and I suppose the varmint hunting is good…. I just like hearing their calls. There’s something about them that makes me smile.
Oh come ON, CO!!! I was going to run a bunch of errands today and now I cannot because the second pic turned me into happy blob. :D
Actually, a pretty d*rn good way to start a cold weekend!
Saw-whets are absolutely tiny, they could stand in the palm of your hand (because they don’t like to sit in people’s palms…) and they are all eyes.
Minnesota! My home state! ^_^ And such a tiny little owl!
I would love an owl burrito!
WOO HOO! THAT’S MY TOWN!! YEAH! … No idea why I’m so excited, I just am. :)
That looks delicious! Someone is definitely thinking outside the bun.
In the second pic, he’s, like, “Uh, you’re not really going to eat me… are you?”
They are fierce little beings. In the second picture he is saying: “I shall avenge this slight to my dignity!!! Beward, large creetures, beware!!”
what i was thinking: no dignity whatsoever! the little squeak wrap shredded this creatures dignity! Why is that so squee-inducing to me?
Dat’s not a very happy hOwl.
Daww, 92 grams. This little critter is fully grown!
poor little guy, i bet he is not amused.
Such poyfect plumage around the face in that second pic!
That is so adorable!!
He’s almost rabbit-like in his disapproval!
Somebody made that little wrap for him. Someone picked out that “squeak!” fabric and sewed it up. I loffs this.
I KNOW! it blows my mind, the cuteness…
He doesn’t look happy, but he sure is cute!!
But isn’t wrapping them in a blankie with squeaking mousies on it kind of like teasing?
I was thinking they are adding insult to injury for the little owl. Kind of a “ha ha, you can’t get any mousies while your wrapped as a burrito!”
Yes! Like my pj’s with ice cream cones on them, that I’m not supposed to have because ice cream is, allegedly, “fattening”. Unfair to tease with tempting foods!
Oh my gosh, Mary! What cruel person forces you to wear these jammies?
#%^$$*&%$$**(*&&%, I used a norty word.
Let me try it again: Mary, what mean person makes you wear such jammies?
That’s exactly what I was thinking!
Particularly since their arms are restrained!
Owls really are the cutest birds EVER! I don’t know if I squeed more for his crazy face or for his little wrap that reads “squeak”.
I suspect this is the work of ancient Egyptians: “ok, we put the head of a raptor in a dude’s body to make him a god, then we put the head of that dude on a cat’s body to make a ‘sphinx’, what do we do with these leftover parts? I know – let’s put the head of the cat on the raptor to make him an ‘owl'”.
It’s because the pointy-ends of a normal cat, just aren’t razor pointy enough, so Egyptians said let’s try again…
Them owlies, that’s whoo!
that is one scared burrito!!
Saw-whet owls are fearsomely cute. They are tiny, have huge eyes, natch, and that certain air of pissed- offness that is so lethally adorable in tiny creatures. This one looks totally like “I say, sir, how dare you sir? Unhand me forthwith.”
SO POIFECT both the dialogue and the acksent, mem sahib!!!
Lol! Henceforth I shall use”forthwith” at every opportunity.
Do ya think he gets to wear that blanky all the time? Also I’m thinking that blanky’s been made especially for owls. Who does that?
“Wrapping wiggly patients, such as this saw-whet owl, in a specially designed wrap makes it easier to weigh them.” That’s from the website. Their diet is primarily mice. Oh my god its too cute.
Okay i just realized the blankie has mice on it, i was so mesmerized by the owl eyes.. LOL that little detail just totally made this picture for me.
Ah, the ever-elusive who-rrito.
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