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Old 07-12-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Texas
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A woman returned to her Cumbrian home to find a near perfect imprint of an owl on her window.


The bird had apparently crashed into the window of Sally Arnold's Kendal home, leaving the bizarre image - complete with eyes, beak and feathers.


Experts said the silhouette was left by the bird's "powder down" - a substance protecting growing feathers.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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Pretty weird I'd spray some poly clear over it and preserve it :P
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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That has GOTTA hurt.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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That owl must have been hauling ass to get that type of imprint. I'm surprised she didn't find it dead under the window.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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Yeah, I wondered if there might be a broken bone or two. A chipped beak or some internal bleeding...
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Experts said the silhouette was left by the bird's "powder down" - a substance protecting growing feathers.
What would we do, without experts?
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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What would we do, without experts?
Succeed at doing things they say is impossible.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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I've had an imprint of a robin like that, but with much less detail.

We called her Crazy Red because she kept fighting herself in reflections and building nests on places that wouldn't support them.
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