Tired swimmer rescued in Finland
During the first weekend of November, a Finnish man was kayaking on a lake in a thick fog. He saw something floating in the water, and when he got closer he saw that it was a Northern Hawk-Owl. It was clearly exhausted and the man lifted it out of the freezing water onto the tip of his kayak. The owl then crawled to his lap for warmth and burrowed under his lifejacket.
Since his original destination was too far away, the man decided to head for a nearby art museum on the lake shore. Once there he was eagerly assisted by both visitors and a museum guide, who took the bird in to rest and dry up next to a warm stove. At the end of the day the owl had recovered and was released back into the wild.
How the owl ended up in the lake in the first place remains a mystery. It may have got lost in the fog, or have been driven out to the lake by Hooded Crows (if a flock spots a predatory bird they tend to chase it away quite aggressively).
(This is my summarized translation of the article which is only available in Finnish. No copyright infringement is intended, only sharing this to celebrate the brave little owl and all the people who helped him.)
Oh my god, that is a “I’ve seen some SHIT dude” face if I ever saw one
<3 <3 <3
I WAS NOTICING A DISTINCT LACK OF OWL GIFS THIS MORNING. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED.
you can never have too many owl gifs.
gulaab: I know it’s a slim chance to post it on here, but our bird was a best friend to my family. He was a companion; he had been with us for almost 10 years. My mom was walking out the door and he flew on her head, she moved her head and he flew out the door. As we called his name, he responded but it got dark and we don’t know where he went. Our family has been looking for him since then, going to parks, pet shops, etc.
His name was Tutu. He was friendly, very social, loved to sit on shoulders/heads. He loved to say his name and whistle. His crest was one of the longest/softest I had ever seen. He probably is around the area.
He lost near 186th ST in Hialeah/Miami, FL. Even if you don’t live near there, please reblog it - you never know who may see it. Please help me and my family, we are devastated.
I understand completely how you feel—I lost my lovebird about two months ago, and I’m still so upset over it. :( I hope you find Tutu, and I am so sorry to hear he was lost! Good luck!!
A heavy head.
the most graceful of birds.
SLOW MOTION TENNISBALL WADDLE
LOOK AT THIS MAJESTIC BEAST
JUST LOOK AT IT
OH MY GOD
omfg RUN FLUFFY RUN you beautiful fatty
Heee I wish I had a pet to bother me like this!
First post to break 200k!!