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Cute or Creepy?


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This little guy looks like a Furby come to life! A commenter at YouTube identified this as the Spot-bellied Eagle Owl {wiki} which is native to southeast Asia. -via Arbroath

The lady in the video says:

"more?"
"Okay, that's enought."
"You want more."

in the local Malay language, she sounds very Malaysian. probably taken in KL Bird Park?
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I'm gonna go with cute but that doesn't mean I'd want to wake up in the middle of the night with one on my chest staring me down. Remember folks, no matter how cute they are, birds are just dinosaurs in disguise. Given half a chance they'd still eat you.
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That's pretty cute. I like how when it closes its eyes, they look like they're still open, thanks to the white eyelids. Very neat adaptation.
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Both. It's uncanny how it really looks like it fully delights in being petted. OTOH, that's a sharp beak and it's most definitely not a domestic animal.
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@ mytake > birs like their necks scratched because it mimics mutual preening that a mate would do.

@ Christina > I think he is at some sort of rescue place. Or an indoor environment.
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Reminds me of this...

"He's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white..."

Okay I'm done.
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Like the terrorbirds which some think was the top predator of his days but at least that birdie wont eat you like the terrorbird would have
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