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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.

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

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

“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.”

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

“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!”

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.”

(h/t: lostateminornltimes)

Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!