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Meet The Dutch Owl Who Loves Landing On People’s Heads (10 Pics)

A European Eagle Owl has found fame due to an odd yet hilarious habit, it likes to land on people’s heads.

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Meeno Shaefer from Zaandam, Netherlands, has documented the friendly owl attempting to roost on the head of many onlookers in the town.

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It would land, sit there for a minute or so before looking around for another spot to rest.

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“Whilst photographing the owl, it did try to land one my head once,” said Shaefer to NL Times. “However, as soon as I lifted my camera to get a shot, the owl flew onto my neighbor standing by my side.”

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Residents are certainly enjoying the publicity the owl is bringing to the town, one local resident says:

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“I have seen photographers and birders from around the country, from The Hague to Spijkenisse, they come from everywhere to see the eagle owl. Our village is finally on the map!”

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As to why the owl behaves this way, Schaefer said, “It was a very funny thing to watch, however I’m just as confused as anyone as to why it does this.”

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(h/t: lostateminornltimes)

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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