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Giant owl photographed at Carrizo Springs


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#31    DieChecker

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:44 AM

View Postorangepeaceful79, on 15 July 2012 - 03:36 PM, said:

There isn't going to be any carcass.  It was stolen by the Giant Mutant Owl community to "protect the species".  :rolleyes:  I guess it turns out that the Giant Owls are actually in league with Bigfoots all over and the Bigfoot lobbyists leaned hard on the Owl supporters because they were afraid of the consequences of a Giant Owl undergoing scientific scrutiny.

Its really amazing when you think about it......I'd think that the Footers would have their hands full confiscating and burying all their own dead bigfoots to keep science from ever verifying its existence.  :D
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:47 AM

I'd guess such a big bird would be 25 to 30 pounds. Bigger then that and your approaching the size of a pre-schooler. Even an adult male condor usually only gets up to 30 pounds.

Edited by DieChecker, 16 July 2012 - 04:48 AM.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:51 AM

As a turkey hunter, I know that I've picked up 20 pound birds (dead) and we've been able to pick them up by the end of the wing feathers and take pictures. I think the way they have it picked up is certainly possible. The wing feathers are anchored pretty deep, I would imagine, and can probably bear the entier birds weight for a short time.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:24 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 16 July 2012 - 04:51 AM, said:

As a turkey hunter, I know that I've picked up 20 pound birds (dead) and we've been able to pick them up by the end of the wing feathers and take pictures. I think the way they have it picked up is certainly possible. The wing feathers are anchored pretty deep, I would imagine, and can probably bear the entier birds weight for a short time.

Thanks for adding that, nice to hear something that is from first hand experience, don't know if its enough to make me rethink my position though.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:48 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 15 July 2012 - 03:32 PM, said:


The analysis in the link you posted seems to point out these discrepancies, and could well be spot on. but the comment about the man in the jacket removed the guys credibility for me.


Interesting - him pointing that out is kind of what sold it for me.

Have you ever been to Texas in July?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:11 PM

View PostRafterman, on 16 July 2012 - 12:48 PM, said:

Interesting - him pointing that out is kind of what sold it for me.

Have you ever been to Texas in July?

Lol, conflicting view points from the same statement.

No I haven't been to Texas in July (unfortunately, I would love to travel more). I guess you are saying its very very very hot.

My point is that he (analysis man) may not know the reasons for the jacket, granted its may be to hot for a jacket, but there are always people like this. They may be uncomfortable wearing short sleeves, have a noticable deformity, feel 'cool' (that's like a dude) in a jacket, wanted to look more official in the photo, it might have been a slightly cooler day, he might be henpecked, there seems to be another man in the photo in a long sleeved top too. Some of these arguments are weak but may be possible reasons.

In England its a bit (well a lot really) colder than Texas, our 'people like this' work on the other end of the spectrum. No matter how cold or wet it is, while we are wearing jackets and scarf's, some bloke is out and about in a t-shirt, apparently impervious to the cold, big grin on his face looking at us softies wrapping up to protect us from the elements.

Also the original image may not have been taken in July but just put into circulation recently (I only re-read the article quickly so forgive me if I'm wrong here). The photo could have been staged at any time before its circulation.


It is interesting that we both drew opposite conclusions from the same statement yet share a similar view point on the authenticity of the image. but that's what keeps us posting. :tu:

Edited by Junior Chubb, 16 July 2012 - 01:15 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:12 PM

Looks like it could maybe be another large type of bird of prey like osprey, eagle or hawk with head hanging down to the right in fuzzy photo.  Could it be a South American species like harpy eagle.


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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:10 PM

Found a better picture on another site, photoshopped I'd say or the largest barn owl ever.  http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/showthread.php?p=5512416


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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

View Postmadrex, on 16 July 2012 - 03:10 PM, said:

Found a better picture on another site, photoshopped I'd say or the largest barn owl ever.  http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/showthread.php?p=5512416

Deja vu?  ;)

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Edited by Junior Chubb, 16 July 2012 - 04:02 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:39 PM

Are there any decent versions of this photo online?

It's not hard to Photoshop something like this with a bit of skill and my immediate reaction is that it's fake.


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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:44 PM

The photograph contains artifacts that shouldn't be present. I might be talking out of my rear though.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:47 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 16 July 2012 - 03:32 PM, said:

Deja vu?  ;)

BTW I often wear my jacket in the Texan sun...

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Thanks for posting a good version of it (Walrus Man rocks btw!)

Definitely 100% Photoshop fake.

Walrus Man's fingers are all screwed up, as is the edging of the factory wall just above the owl's wing on that side.

There's heaps more little telltale signs but those alone are more than conclusive.


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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:54 PM

Also, is it just me or does the concrete seem to merge with one of a different shade?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:06 PM

View PostDolly Buster, on 16 July 2012 - 03:47 PM, said:

Walrus Man's fingers are all screwed up, as is the edging of the factory wall just above the owl's wing on that side.

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Edited by Junior Chubb, 16 July 2012 - 04:07 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

In the picture it looks like some kind of string, or small rope going from the top of the garage door down to the birds left wing (right wing as we see it). Could it be supporting some of it's weight ? Or, am I not seeing what I think I'm seeing ?





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