HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » The DU Lounge (Forum) » People Are Just Learning ...

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 02:52 PM

People Are Just Learning That Some Owls Sleep With Their Faces Down And Here Are 26 Pics

1 DAY AGO

Rokas Laurinavičius and Ilona Baliūnaitė

Lately, a few owls have been going viral without putting any effort into it. All they had to do was take a nap! Yes, they did it face down. Yes, they looked unbelievably cute and as if they just got back from a night of heavy drinking at the same time. And yes, probably 99% of people wouldn't even have known about it if it wasn't for the internet... OK, maybe their popularity is perfectly reasonable; maybe I'm just jealous of it.

Journalist Mark Rees is responsible for arguably the most successful sleeping owl PR campaign. A pic he tweeted has received over 119K likes, catapulting the series to Internet stardom on all sorts of platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Imgur, and, of course, Reddit. Continue scrolling and check out the irresistible birds that everyone is obsessing over for yourself. Chances are, you'll release at least a dozen "w" worth of "aww".



To be honest, we couldn't back up or dismiss Rees' explanation that the young owls do so because their heads are too heavy. All that we know is that they really do nap like this. The National Audubon Society, a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation, for example, published a heartwarming story about two Barred Owlets who had fallen out of their nest. After the babies were put back into the tree, their rescuers observed how they were recovering.

"Keeping their talons tightly gripped on a branch, the owlets lay down on their stomachs, turned their heads to the side, and fell asleep. Their naps are short, and when they are asleep, they do not like to be awakened, even to be fed," the article said.

More:
https://www.boredpanda.com/sleeping-owls-face-down/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

22 replies, 7374 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 22 replies Author Time Post
Reply People Are Just Learning That Some Owls Sleep With Their Faces Down And Here Are 26 Pics (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2020 OP
3catwoman3 Jun 2020 #1
Midnight Writer Jun 2020 #2
SunSeeker Jun 2020 #9
FoxNewsSucks Jun 2020 #15
Fla Dem Jun 2020 #3
live love laugh Jun 2020 #19
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 2020 #4
lame54 Jun 2020 #5
SkyDaddy7 Jun 2020 #17
SergeStorms Jun 2020 #6
Maraya1969 Jun 2020 #7
LudwigPastorius Jun 2020 #8
pansypoo53219 Jun 2020 #10
Marthe48 Jun 2020 #11
LAS14 Jun 2020 #12
littlemissmartypants Jun 2020 #13
Historic NY Jun 2020 #14
Laffy Kat Jun 2020 #16
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2020 #18
Owl Jun 2020 #20
Beacool Jun 2020 #21
royable Jul 2020 #22

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:05 PM

1. That is really strange looking.

And I thought cats slept in odd positions.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:20 PM

2. I used to assume this position every day I got home from work.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 11:45 PM

9. +1

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 12:07 AM

15. I admire you greatly

for being able to make it home before assuming that position.

I wish I could.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 09:55 AM

3. Just makes them all the more adorable.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fla Dem (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:15 AM

19. They're so cute but scary (to me) close up bc they're so big. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 10:05 AM

4. Lol! Perfect for a meme like, "I just can't!"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 02:09 PM

5. Another little known fact...

Owls really like their tequila

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lame54 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:57 AM

17. 🤣🤣🤣nt.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 02:41 PM

6. Owl Legs......

Great name for a band.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 02:44 PM

7. I used to sleep like this after a serious night at the local bar.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 11:37 PM

8. Owls are wise, AND owls like to get so faced they pass out.


The cognitive dissonance of this is killing me.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:00 AM

10. the way i sleep.prevents snoring

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 11:24 AM

11. Sure that's not Mothman?

on a toot?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 11:28 AM

12. Thanks! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 01:23 PM

13. Adorable and practical. Adds a zillion percent of validity to the wise owl reputation.

A delightful contribution to the already excellent content here at DU.

Thanks, Judi Lynn.
❤ lmsp

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 01:53 AM

14. Face Planting

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:51 AM

16. Gosh, they kind of look dead.

They are very cute once you know they're just sleeping. Their little nostrils are on top of their beaks, so they can breathe face down. That's an enviable adaptation!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:34 PM

18. Enviable adaptation? Not when it's raining!

Then the owls envy us.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:11 PM

20. Adorable!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:24 PM

21. Well, I'll be damned...

I've never seen owl legs either. There's a baby owl in one of the pics that has legs for days. It could play owl basketball.

So cute....


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 05:24 AM

22. Help! I've talon and I can't get up!





I'll be here all week.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread