Raptors 2

Our second model was… I forgot to get the name of this little guy but obviously it is an owl and a tiny one at that.  You can’t quite tell it’s size from the photos because I wanted to crop the shots to where you could see him it better.  It was just the cutest little ball of feathers.  The handler did say that this bird, like all owls, is mostly feathers and sopping wet would tip the scale at maybe 8 ounces.  Small and cute as it was check out that beak and those claws; damage could be done but the poor thing has to be fed dead mice.  He was kept as a pet before coming to the sanctuary and while he knows how to eat he does not know how to take down live prey.  His handler said a live mouse could hurt him.

By the way, I was tempted to title this post “Who are you!”  😉

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  1. #1 by Lignum Draco on August 25, 2016 - 6:41 am

    Who who, who who who. LOL. 🙂

    I like the 2nd one best. How big compared to say, a fist?

  2. #3 by GP Cox on August 25, 2016 - 6:42 am

    Cute little fella, but you can see how dangerous he can become.

  3. #5 by milfordstreet on August 25, 2016 - 8:05 am

    I like the second one where he is looking straight at you. Owls are so cool.

  4. #9 by Pride in Photos Photography on August 25, 2016 - 8:22 am

    I like the title, “Who Are You.” LOL…very cute.

  5. #11 by Timothy Price on August 25, 2016 - 9:17 am

    He’s adorable!

    • #12 by imagesbytdashfield on August 25, 2016 - 2:13 pm

      He really was! I wanted to pet him but that could’ve been painful…for me.

      • #13 by Timothy Price on August 26, 2016 - 9:26 am

        Often birds like to be petted. Where the handlers allowing people to pet him?

      • #14 by imagesbytdashfield on August 26, 2016 - 9:56 am

        This guy was a bit skittish because of his vision but we weren’t allowed to pet them even though I asked.

  6. #15 by infraredrobert on August 25, 2016 - 11:13 am

    Owls are so very interesting…

  7. #17 by inesephoto on August 25, 2016 - 5:03 pm

    Beautiful little critter. They are very affectionate and love their keepers.

  8. #19 by ChgoJohn on August 29, 2016 - 8:20 am

    Another beauty, Teri, albeit a little scruffy around the edges.
    You showed remarkable restraint, BTW. 🙂

  9. #21 by Indah Susanti on August 29, 2016 - 3:08 pm

    This is super cute!! Love the second image – the expression is priceless!!

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