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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

A row has broken out between neighbours over an owl that started making regular visits to one family's lounge.

The massive Eurasian eagle owl, nicknamed ‘Eyeballs’ by locals, was captured last Wednesday by owl experts after residents said they lived in fear, claiming the bird of prey had attacked people and pets in the small rural town of Northam, Devon.

But the man whose house Eyeballs visited disagreed with the capture, involving the police as he questioned the legality of the bird's capture, saying it was just being friendly and playful.

http://www.dailymail...lys-lounge.html

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

Very cool. Big and beautiful and powerful.
I bet his first visit inside that man's home was one heck of a surprise! :w00t:

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

Owls are beautiful but they are predators, they could catch a small pet but I still think they should of left it alone.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

"Locals nicknamed him Eyeballs after his enormous orange eyes and put out scraps to entice him into their gardens."this quote taken from the article...sounds like it was more thatn one man who was luring this beautiful bird.... I am with quite contrary on this one.... i bet that first encounter was a doozy



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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:20 AM

It's Owlman!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

Stunning animal . I don't think he did anything they're saying. People suck .

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

He's stunning!


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

Why did some people claim, that it's dangerous, if it hasn't been dangerous until now? Very beautiful bird btw.

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νιώθεις πως δεν υπάρχουνε λύσεις,
τότε μόνο δυο μάτια μπορούνε,
να σε κάνουν να θέλεις να ζήσεις.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

If that bird's as big as the article reports, then I've a sneaking suspicion that it's a female. Also, Eagle Owls don't 'screech'. If they consider themselves to be threatened, they will hiss or growl.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

Gorgeous bird. People need to learn to leave wildlife alone. It causes problems when people think they can mess with them.

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