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Florida woman finds owl stuck in her car grill
February 26, 2013 5:02 PM   Subscribe


 
"Welp, there's your problem!"
posted by overeducated_alligator at 5:05 PM on February 26, 2013 [5 favorites]


Owl's well that ends well.
posted by goethean at 5:06 PM on February 26, 2013 [11 favorites]


Give a hoot, don't commute.
posted by not_on_display at 5:06 PM on February 26, 2013 [12 favorites]


Obligatory GIF
posted by wemayfreeze at 5:08 PM on February 26, 2013 [45 favorites]


Well, it's a horned owl, and that's where the horns are.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 5:09 PM on February 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


Bubo virginianus, to pre-answer the whatowlisthat question.
posted by mcstayinskool at 5:11 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Those are the fiercest lashes I've ever seen.
posted by raztaj at 5:11 PM on February 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


I had forgotten all about fark.
posted by srboisvert at 5:13 PM on February 26, 2013 [5 favorites]


that's where the horns are.

So actually this would be a case of an owled horn?
posted by yoink at 5:21 PM on February 26, 2013 [4 favorites]


Owl up in my grill.
posted by uosuaq at 5:21 PM on February 26, 2013 [34 favorites]


So glad it didn't die.
posted by longdaysjourney at 5:27 PM on February 26, 2013


They rescued the trapped owl and put it in a pet carrier. I expected them to get the owl out and just let it go free. Maybe they drove it back to the spot where the driver hit it, and let it go there?

This story won't be complete until I hear the bird is free.
posted by charlie don't surf at 5:28 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


When my two and a half year old saw this owl on the news, HE FLIPPED THE FUCK OUT. For two days afterwards, he was scared of trucks (which he previously worshiped) because of The Owl! The Owl!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:31 PM on February 26, 2013 [19 favorites]


Woman thought she hit, killed bird
Yeah, she thought she hit, killed bird. But when she stopped car, looked, she found an owl sitting, looking back. She then rang Florida Fish, Wildlife, they came out, freed bird. Woman was relieved, thanked them.
posted by Jehan at 5:34 PM on February 26, 2013 [44 favorites]


I had forgotten all about fark.

I, on the other hand, have forgotten about Fark. This came via, but I thought the post was way less interesting than the link to this content.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:38 PM on February 26, 2013


.....

We will remember this.
posted by The Owls at 5:39 PM on February 26, 2013 [28 favorites]




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posted by cortex at 5:41 PM on February 26, 2013 [5 favorites]


Sounds like a job for... Florida Man.
posted by KokuRyu at 5:45 PM on February 26, 2013 [11 favorites]


Owl be seeing you in all the old familiar places.
posted by HuronBob at 5:51 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Grill Owl could give Honey Badger major lessons in not giving a fuck.

"Yeah, I'm in your grill. What are you going to do about it, jerk?"
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:56 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


And a poodle.
posted by murfed13 at 6:27 PM on February 26, 2013


OK, this is a bit... odd. Here's the book I happened to have next to me when I watched this video.
posted by gwint at 6:32 PM on February 26, 2013 [19 favorites]


And a poodle.

And a person.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 6:40 PM on February 26, 2013


Many years ago an owl flew right into the path of a pickup truck I was riding in. We turned around and found the owl on lying in the road. My friend, who was driving, is a taxidermist and would sometimes mount owls and hawks for the educational programs. However, the owl was just stunned, so we used some welding gloves to pick up and put it in the back of the truck. My house was only a mile away, so we stopped there and set the owl on a some wooden scaffolding (the house was being painted at the time). After perching there with half open eyes for quite some time while we admired it, it suddenly and shockingly popped its eyes wide open, glared at us and flew off. Our growing hopes of a pet owl were dashed, but the look of the those eyes are something I'll never forget.
posted by 445supermag at 6:50 PM on February 26, 2013 [12 favorites]


I had forgotten all about fark.

Heh. Fark has this weeks ago. I guess Metafilter is the Time Magazine of quirky news stories.

When I lived in Florida, I had an owl land on the railing of my porch. I head a thud and went to the window figuring it was one of the stray cats, but there was a bigass owl sitting on the railing. I went to get my camera, but as I opened the blind the owl heard me, TURNED ITS HEAD ALL THE WAY AROUND, saw me, and flew away. I knew they could do that, but it's really freaky to see it in person.
posted by dirigibleman at 7:01 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


charlie don't surf: This story won't be complete until I hear the bird is free.

This bird you cannot change.
posted by capricorn at 7:06 PM on February 26, 2013 [8 favorites]


gwint, that is the best use of Vine I have seen so far.
posted by maryr at 7:31 PM on February 26, 2013 [2 favorites]




NYT Notes That Owls Are Popular Animals

This doesn't explain WHY owls are so popular in hipster and twee iconography, from the dozens of owls at local craft markets to the owl masks at a boutique clothing store to the owl statues in indie puzzle game Fez to The Owls Go. Even my little sister likes owls. Is it a Harry Potter thing?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 8:23 PM on February 26, 2013


I know in my old hood that there was a support group called O.W.L.s, an acronym for Older Wiser Lesbians. They would wear these really cool little jeweled owls pinned on their shirts during their get-togethers. Green eyes tho, not that brilliant yellow of perturbed owl in this post.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 8:40 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Harry Potter doesn't hurt but, personally, I find owls intrinsically fascinating.

I mean, the eyes alone.

When you stare into the owl, the owl stares into you.
posted by ambivalentic at 8:41 PM on February 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


I was just coming here to link to that New York Times story - I love the way the owl looks mildly puzzled, yet serene at being held like a puppy.
posted by betweenthebars at 9:42 PM on February 26, 2013


Tangentially related in that it is about both automobiles and birds of prey, I can't help but clutch my head and think, "The word you are looking for is OWL!" whenever I see this ridiculous Lincoln ad describing their car as a hawk with night vision goggles.

(Yes, the word they are looking for could also be "nighthawk" but OWL! is far more satisfying to internally shout.)
posted by jamaro at 9:46 PM on February 26, 2013


Owls are one of those literary allusions that don't translate well between English and Hindi/Urdu. While in English literature, an owl is often considered to be wise, to call someone an owl ("ullu") in Hindi/Urdu is to call her stupid. I realized this in primary school once when a baby owl and a baby bat flew into my classroom and created mayhem for the entire day.

That is all.
posted by the cydonian at 9:57 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Must have been driving a...HOOYUNDAI.

*attaches sunglasses to face*
posted by turgid dahlia 2 at 9:59 PM on February 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


My favorite owl is the librarian from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Or the owlbear.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 10:03 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


She took "put a bird on it" a little too literally.
posted by littlesq at 10:09 PM on February 26, 2013


I love owls but they do not do well with roads. Every two weeks I have go from Seattle to SE Wa. to take my mom to the doctor. Along that 200 miles or so of I-90 & I-82 I usually see more than a dozen owls dead along the freeway. Mostly barn owls.
posted by the_artificer at 11:01 PM on February 26, 2013


Robocop, maybe our kids are just wired differently. If I woke mine up and showed her this now, I'm pretty sure she'd ask, "can we eat owls?" Or maybe it's just a phase she's going through.
posted by maniabug at 11:32 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Can we? We eat most other birds.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 11:42 PM on February 26, 2013


There's not much there to eat, they're about 90% feathers.
posted by the_artificer at 11:57 PM on February 26, 2013


And 10% eyes.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:45 AM on February 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


O RLY?
posted by TedW at 4:17 AM on February 27, 2013


Owls: not much meat
posted by specialagentwebb at 7:13 AM on February 27, 2013


There is a tiny buzzard inside that owl.

Perhaps there is truly a tiny buzzard inside us all.
posted by maryr at 7:25 AM on February 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Lube, owl, and filter.
posted by Kabanos at 7:33 AM on February 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


> Something similar happened to a coyote in 2009.
The coyote was taken to the rehabilitation facility. It remained there until Thursday, when it managed to push up the steel at the bottom of a kennel to free itself, Crowell said.

It hasn't been seen since.

"We named it Tricky for a reason," Daniel East said.
Never change coyotes, never change.
posted by Panjandrum at 9:21 AM on February 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Jeph Jacques from the webcomic Questionable Content has been trying to re-define the acronym YOLO to mean "You Obviously Like Owls".
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:11 AM on February 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I got that definition stuck in my friends' heads over Canadian Thanksgiving. It was time well spent.
posted by maryr at 3:22 PM on February 27, 2013


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