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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 08:15 AM
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Creepiest gif ever.


This would scare the shit out of me if I happened upon it.
I know they are owls, but still.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 08:21 AM
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1. What are they doing?
:scared:
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 08:22 AM
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3. One is chugging a rat.
The others appear to be looking for their own suitable food.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 09:03 AM
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47. chugging a rat LMAO
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 08:21 AM
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2. Why are they dancing like goth kids?
:rofl:
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 11:34 PM
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32. It's a defensive pose they use when they have no escape
After seeing this .gif I wanted to learn more about the different types of owls so I went here:

http://www.owling.com /

Thanks for the nature lesson! :hi:
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 08:30 AM
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4. Oh?
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 08:33 AM
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5. That's creepy, but
the group shot is still scarier to me.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 08:34 AM
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6. Jeeze, and I thought this was creepy


I can't stop staring at those killer owls or whatever the hell they are.
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 08:59 AM
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7. I know.
It's like they are hypnotizing you, and will have you in their power
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 09:02 AM
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8. I want it as a bumper sticker
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 12:45 PM
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18. You say that now, but we know all about you and your duct tape when it
comes to feathered critters.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 09:02 AM
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9. Looks like a scene from the Republican National Convention.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 09:53 PM
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29. LOL !..Damn..that's Funny!
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lazyriver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 09:50 AM
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10. Barn owls...have you ever heard the noises they make?
I used to work on a bird study in college and spent a lot of time checking nest boxes on old farms. These guys nest in old structures and make weird and disturbing noises when you wander near their nests. They hiss and make unbelievable blood-curdling screams that sound like the scream queens in horror movies. You would never guess it was an owl making the noises. One of the students working on our project called the cops when she heard one screaming because she thought it was woman in serious trouble.

Check it out...listen to Common Barn Owl - Typical Call at the link. Turn your volume up to get close to the real effect.

http://www.owlpages.com/sounds.php

Now imagine hearing that right over your head as you walk alone thru a dark run down old barn on some creepy old farm.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 09:23 PM
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28. That is a really cool site.
Thanks for posting it.

I spent time listening to a lot of the calls to see if I could figure out the owl that lives at my in-laws house. I think I have it narrowed down to two. I'm going to let my husband listen to them when he gets home to see what he thinks.
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lazyriver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 07:53 AM
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40. Glad you liked it and hope you can ID your owl.
If it turns out to be a large owl like a great horned or great grey, don't walk small dogs at night without a leash. A great horned swooped at our long haired chihuahua while my wife had him out two summers ago right after sunset. They're big tough birds. If she wasn't standing so close to the dog, he might have been dinner.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 09:49 AM
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50. I'm pretty sure that it's the long eared owl.
My in-laws are very careful about their kitty. They always make sure he's inside when it's dark. It's one of those things that you do in coyote country.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 11:57 PM
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36. Yeah, one of the ghost or monster hunter type shows was investigating
Old abandoned ruins in some woods and heard Barn Owl noises. They were positive they had proof of a haunting or monster (whichever they were hunting for). I was roflmao, because they had no clue. Another favorite "weird" sound for out in the woods are Barred Owls. They can have extensive "conversations" among several of the owls, some close, some very distant. Sometimes they sound like monkeys, others strange humanoid voices. I swear that at least one of the "Sasquatch" recordings is barred owls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Li74LzXCk&feature=rela...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Dst0T1fzU&feature=rela...
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lazyriver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 07:44 AM
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39. A friend of mine once swore he had monkeys in the woods
behind his house in Sussex County, NJ. He even went out looking for them a couple times and left bananas out for them. He cited "proof" they were monkeys despite my insistence he was hearing owls by pointing out that "Well, SOMETHING is eating all the bananas I leave out". It turned out to be barred owls making the calls and raccoons & black bears eating the bananas.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 11:02 AM
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51. LOL! We have a farm in North Florida
and clients of mine (I used to board horses) were afraid to stay out here after dark. They swore there was something in the woods watching them and making derisive noises like monkeys hooting. So one evening I went out to check and sure enough, it was the barred owls. I love listening to their conversations during spring evenings - I used to spend a lot of time hiking around in the dark checking pregnant mares so I had lots of chances.

We might and should have barn owls around here but I have never seen or heard them. We used to see great horned owls, but not in the last ten to fifteen years since there has been more development in the neighborhood.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 10:37 AM
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11. The owls are not what they seem.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 11:47 PM
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35. We don't know what will happen, or when...
...But there are OWLS at the Roadhouse. :scared:
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 11:35 AM
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12. They look like some freakish owl-monkey hybrid
Except for the one in back - it looks like a complete chucklehead...
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 12:06 PM
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13. zOMG!
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 02:57 PM
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20. OK, now THAT is WRONG
:scared:
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 12:14 PM
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14. They're cute.
They are just trying to get away from the light they're being blinded with.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 12:37 PM
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15. I like the one eating the rat!
He's really chowing down!
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swishyfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 12:38 PM
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16. I can't stop looking at this
Especially the rat guzzler. Totally awesomely creepy!
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 12:39 PM
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17. Creepy & scary
Esp. if you're a small rodent.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 02:57 PM
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19. I definitely prefer the meh cat
:P
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 03:54 PM
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21. LOL - Yeah. She's not impressed with the owls,
but she's craving that rat.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 04:22 PM
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22. That is indeed, creepy
So sayeth the Burger King:

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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 05:55 PM
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23. They look like some otherwordly creatures. I don't understand why they are not fighting
over the mouse/rat.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 06:16 PM
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24. I recall another DUer posting this:










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Locrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 06:28 PM
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25. Weird
Im watching the gif and listening to Run DMC "It's Tricky". Weird.
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mockmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 08:04 PM
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26. That reminds me of a video
David Letterman used to show this video of some baby Owls scarfing down some mice while the song "The Sun will come out tomorrow" played. The combination of the two was weirdly funny. On the other hand I can't stomach watching a snake eat mice.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 08:24 PM
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27. That just made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. YUK!
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 10:17 PM
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30. My wife saw it on David Letterman more than ten years ago
Told me it produced some sort of wordless giggling because the whole thing was so damn creepy and funny at the same time.

Where the hell did you find this footage? I've been looking for it for years!
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 04:48 AM
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38. I had seen it a while ago.
I ran into it again yesterday. There is a site called 4gifs.com. Be advised that there are a lot of NSFW things there.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 11:01 PM
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31. They are saying "get the fuck away from our rat".
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 11:39 PM
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33. I think it's awesome.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 11:44 PM
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34. They're babies in an owl box
They're trying to figure out who the hell just opened the box and what the big glass thing with the red light is.

Well, three of them are thinking that and one of them is thinking "thanks for the rat." :D
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 12:03 AM
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37. Yep. Even creepier than this...
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 08:30 AM
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41. No sound? Damn
That's freakin' awesome in my book. :)
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 08:42 AM
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42. They make this hissing noise which
makes it even creepier still. I had that clip somewhere.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 08:53 AM
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44. I was referring to the mad bunny on the xylophone
But thanks for the new links! :hi:
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 08:54 AM
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45. You can never have too many links to
hissing owls in my book. :hi:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 09:09 AM
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49. creepy photo, just because
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 08:48 AM
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43. Clips with sound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0uerPJInU0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eQuKcBgE-M

The second clip gives you a good idea of what they sound like. Add them to a dark night with that noise.... :scared:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 08:56 AM
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46. I think Lustmord should use the owls from that second clip on his next album
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 09:05 AM
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48. They would fit right in. nt
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