By Josie  October 8th, 2023

Why Is This Owl Giving Me the Stink Eye?

This owl’s strange reaction to a man approaching it is equal parts cute and confusing, but most of all it looks like it’s giving the stink eye.

The captivating video shows a snowy owl with eyes as piercing as the northern lights unveil a peculiar behavior.

Each approach by the man elicits a bizarre yet enchanting response from the owl.

Owl Giving the Stink Eye

It’s speculated that the owl’s “smiling” expression could be a cooling mechanism, evident from its panting motion.

Potential Explanations

Another theory suggests the owl’s sensitivity to light; their pupils don’t contract extensively, leading to a squinting reaction to bright lights.

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In many regions, it’s illegal to own these magnificent creatures due to their status as wild animals.

Can You Keep Owls as Pets?

They require a specialized diet, ample space to spread their wings, and professional care to address their health and well-being.

While they display a range of behaviors that suggest a level of emotional awareness, there's little scientific evidence.

Are Owls Emotionally Intelligent?

The owl’s ‘smile’ in the video could be attributed to a physiological response rather than an emotional one.

Snowy owls have thick plumage, equipped with layers of insulating feathers, enables them to thrive in frigid temperatures.

These owls boast a keen sense of hearing and sight, adept at detecting prey beneath the snow.

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