There are endless headlines about the curiousness that ensues in Florida. While some of them will have you shaking your head, others will harm your heart. A Tik Tok video shows us a wholesome, yet hilarious video of someone having a peculiar animal in their vehicle.
While stopped in traffic, a Tesla owner pulls next to another stopped car in the next lane. Looking over, he realizes there’s an owl in the car! The woman driving can be seen petting it like you would a dog!
Curiosity got the best of the man as he rolled down his window and jokingly asked, “What kind of dog is that?” The woman laughed and replied that it was a lap dog! In reality, the passenger of her car was a beautiful Eurasian eagle owl.
According to a law firm, you can legally own an owl in the state of Florida. Places like Florida and Texas, where it is legal to own an owl, demand that you obtain a permit before you may do so. To receive the permit, you must verify that you can supply sufficient habitat for the bird.
Eurasian Eagle Owl Facts
Eurasian eagle owls are eye-catching creatures with their vivid orange eyes, speckled feathers, and “ear tufts.” They are proficient hunters thanks to their strong, broad feet and strong flying. These owls are primary predators, like many raptors, which means that no other animals regularly pursue them for prey.
They differ from snakes, for instance, which not only prey on mice, birds, and other creatures but also become prey themselves. The sole threat to the majority of apex predators is humans. Top predators, like the Eurasian eagle owl, are crucial to the health of the environments in which they inhabit by assisting in the regulation of prey animal populations.
The majority of Eurasian eagle owl activity occurs at night. They pass most of the day roosting or sleeping in a secure perch. Even these top predators could become victims to cunning ground predators like wolves if they spend excessive time on the ground.
Thankfully, the one in this video doesn’t have to worry about that. These owls are thought to have a wild lifespan of about 20 years. In captivity, Eurasian eagle owls can live for more than 60 years.
The Male and Female perform a duet when courting, with the male clucking and releasing staccato notes while digging a small depression on the site. Secluded cliff ledges, cracks in rocks, and cave openings in cliffs are preferred nesting locations.
They will also make use of large birds’ discarded nests. They may build their nests on the ground among rocks, underneath fallen trees, under bushes, or even at the foot of tree trunks if no suitable places are available.
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