Wild animals have been known to act strangely when they meet a human, putting on a little show meant to either welcome or intimidate their new acquaintance.
It's hard to tell what this little owl was thinking when it played peek-a-boo with Michael Stephenson at the Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park near East Yorkshire, England, but Michael was thinking that tiny owl was the cutest thing he'd ever seen.
Michael was honored to have been chosen for such a sweet game of peek-a-boo, but for all he knows the little owl was trying to scare him off by popping up and unleashing its super intimidating stare upon him. Nice try little guy!
-Via Laughing Squid