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Giant owl photographed at Carrizo Springs

Posted on Sunday, 15 July, 2012 | Comment icon 69 comments

Image credit: Viral image

A picture showing two men holding up a huge owl has been circulating forums and social media sites.

The image is believed to have been taken at Carrizo Springs in Texas however specific details remain elusive. Some people have associated the picture with the legend of "Lechuza" in which the spirit of a woman or witch turns in to an owl. Others believe the photograph shows the amalgamation of two pictures using Photoshop and that the original owl would not have been that large.

"The head is really out of focus so it makes you wonder about Photoshop," said Petland Laredo owner Laura Hatton. "But the wings itself look like a barn owl. The size doesn't make any sense for the species of an owl because even the largest...a great horned owl doesn't look anything like it and it's still way smaller."

"The legend of the "Lechuza" has been told in this area for years."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #60 Posted by Junior Chubb on 18 July, 2012, 20:15
In this case they are also anonymous... Except that dude with the green head
Comment icon #61 Posted by notoverrated on 18 July, 2012, 22:58
meh could be real i have seen some weirder stuff.
Comment icon #62 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 19 July, 2012, 9:03
The photo might of been real, the owl fake but must of been another animal
Comment icon #63 Posted by Javid86 on 19 July, 2012, 13:37
If you think birds are so light try holding your next thanksgiving turkey at arms length with just one hand. Im not saying its impossible, but it aint all that easy either.
Comment icon #64 Posted by BishopRyan on 22 July, 2012, 0:50
I think its a cool picture either way. Nothing wrong with having a little fun with photoshop.
Comment icon #65 Posted by Skeptic Chicken on 22 July, 2012, 4:56
Because Turkeys have ridiculous amounts of meat and muscle on them when compared to Owls and Eagles.
Comment icon #66 Posted by DieChecker on 22 July, 2012, 20:08
They do. Turkeys have a lot more meat on them then a similarly appearing sized owl. If the owl in the photo is mostly feathers, it could be as low as 15 pounds. For scale.... Just think that a 2 liter of soda is like 4.5 pounds.
Comment icon #67 Posted by Javid86 on 25 July, 2012, 13:20
Ill admit I never thought of it like that. I guess youre right.
Comment icon #68 Posted by will_saturday on 22 November, 2012, 7:20
one cryptid comes close to that pic and it is in a diffrent contrie
Comment icon #69 Posted by psyche101 on 22 November, 2012, 7:37
You reckon? They are only holding like one or two feathers, and they have it stretched, increasing the shear weight. I reckon you would want to handle it pretty gingerly if holding it like that.

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