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Mama Tawny Owl Adopts Two Rescue Owl ChicksThere’s nothing more heartwarming in the world than a found family.Luna the tawny owl has had a series of misfortune with her offspring. First, she lost a set of eggs. Then, after waiting for a year for another batch, her eggs failed to hatch. But miracles do happen. Luna’s caretaker, Robert Fuller, came across two rescued chicks in need of a mother. Immediately, Robert knew who to place them with.While Luna was away, Robert placed the baby owls in her nest in hopes that Luna would take them once she was back. Sure enough, in the footage capturing the moment of Luna’s return, the tawny owl immediately took the two babies under her wings (literally) for warmth. It was love at first sight for the mama owl and a new family was born!  #owl #tawnyowl #babyowl #adoption
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Luna the Owl Adopts Two Owlets in a HurryBritish wildlife artist Robert E. Fuller rescues owls and tells their stories in his paintings and online. Luna is a tawny owl who was herself rescued in 2017. Her mate Bomber is quite a bit older and might not be fertile anymore. At any rate, Luna's eggs failed to hatch last year and this year. She seemed quite distraught. Then two extremely young owlets came into care, and Fuller took a chance and put them in Luna's nest.
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Sheriffs and Utility Workers Join Forces to Move Screech Owl EggsInstead of being in a tree nest, owl eggs were found in an old utility pole.The Martin County Sheriff’s Office reported that screech owl eggs were discovered by workers from Pike Electric while removing an old utility pole. The workers, together with the sheriff’s office’s Animal Services division, came up with an idea to relocate the soon-to-be owls.A donated birdhouse was installed onto the new pole by utility worker Josh Hamel, facing the same direction as the old pole. After fixing the new home, he placed the owl eggs with the help of Officer Shannon McGee and his colleagues from Pike Electric.
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Fake Poop Helps Owls Settle into New NeighborhoodMost owls are solitary creatures, but the burrowing owl is social. They are also losing their grassland homes to human encroachment. In order to save the burrowing owls, conservationists have been relocating the owls into new territory. The problem is getting the owls to accept their new homes. The trick is to make them think other burrowing owls already live there, indicating that it's a good habitat.
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Ben Erickson, a Michigan Hunter, Captures an Unexpected Selfie Shot of a Snowy Owl​Meet Ben Erickson, a Michigan hunter who has been hunting for almost 25 years. Erickson was out deer hunting with a friend in the Upper Peninsula when he noticed a strange and beautiful creature nearby.Ericksonwas sitting in his pop-up structure watching two deer a few hundred yards away, when he noticed a white spot out in the field. Erickson was surprised when the white spot turned out to be a snowy owl, leading him to text a friend who was about 40 yards away to verify what he had seen. Erickson felt the owl land on top of his structure after messaging his friend. As a result, he pulled out his phone and took a selfie with the snowy owl.Snowy owls spend most of the year in the Arctic Circle. Such a sighting in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is unusual because they are also migratory birds. Debbie Nowak, director/naturalist of the 1000 Islands Environmental Center, noted that sighting them by surprise is unusual because they are usually located in large fields and, because of their color, can blend in well with snow, making them difficult to notice.Photo by: Ben Erickson#owl #Michigan #SnowyOwl #Rare #Hunting
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Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Washington Gives People an Inside Look at Some of Their Animals for Halloween​There are many symbols of the Halloween season, including bones, skulls, skeletons, and the like. Radiographs or X-rays of the animals from Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium represent such Halloween vibes, as the skeletons of these animals give us an “inside” look of the Zoo’s animals. Dr. Karen Wolf, the Zoo’s head veterinarian, regularly takes these X-rays for the animals’ health check-ups.
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The Funniest Animals From the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography AwardsThe Comedy Wildlife Photography Awardscompetition has just released their 2021 finalists for the world's funniest animals, so how could we not post it on Supa Fluffy?The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards competition was started 7 years ago back in 2015 by wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE. Tom Sullam and Michelle Wood joined in afterwards and the founders grew the online award to a tradition that people all over the world look forward to every year.In addition to photographs, this year's competition also has funny animals caught on video. This one above is from "Hugging best friend after lockdown" by Rahul Lakhmani.More than 7,000 photographs were submitted to the competition and a total of 42 photographs were selected as finalists. The category and overall winners will be announced on October 22, 2021.#FunnyAnimals #ComedyWildlifePhotographyAwardTake a look at our favorite funny animals and finalists 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards below:
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Owl Hatched a Duck's Egg by Accident, Raised the Duckling Anyway​Laurie Wolf, a local artist and photographer, discovered a young duckling in an owl's nesting box in her backyard in Jupiter, Florida. Laurie and her family were watching some nesting boxes when she observed a mother wood duck removing her eggs from one of them because the nest had been raided. Laurie eventually forgot about the incident until a month later, when she discovered a duckling in an owl's birdhouse. “Seeing the owl with the duckling was honestly the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen in my life! It’s still hard to believe.” Laurie said to Bored Panda.Laurie, however, became concerned that the predatory owl might eat the newborn duckling. She immediately contacted a wildlife sanctuary near her area and found out that her concern was valid. When she was about to catch the baby duck it flew towards their neighbor’s pond and seemed to be calling for its parents. Laurie posted an update on Facebook, saying, "A little later, the baby duck was in the hole by itself, calling for the parents." “We believe they heard each other because it sprang from the box and dashed for the back fence and our neighbor's pond, where the woodies have been spotted.”Laurie and her family have not seen the duckling since then.Images by: Laurie Wolf​#ducklings #owl #birdhouse #duck