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MrNoName_ishere

Who, who motherfucker. At least that's what I imagine it would say.


DanBMan

Hoöt hööt hööt What did it say? [This ends in death](https://i.warosu.org/data/tg/img/0439/66/1449179990195.jpg)


SendAstronomy

Woooooo are you. Who who, who who


readthistowaste2secs

who who, who are you? who who is this kid whats he gonna do?


Rynobot1019

Upvote for Mouseguard!


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Naw, it’d be Hoot Hoot Motherfucker


1mikeg

Me playing Pokemon.


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Noctowl was underrated af.


Morningxafter

Hoo let the dogs out? Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo...


tots4scott

Hootie hooo! Pass that dutch. Pass that dutch.


Why_Did_Bodie_Die

That's the call of the killers!


RockNMelanin

I think it would sound like Samuel L Jackson


HughJaenis

Bird thought he was answerin a booty call instead ended up on that dudes instagram


willknit4coffee

A hooty call.


SomeFokkerTookMyName

Call Mr. Owl, that’s my name. That name again is Mr. Owl.


MarkS73R

If you’ll be my bodyguard, I can be your long lost pal. I can call you Betty, and Betty when you call me, you can call me Owl.


Xaevier

99% of all nature noises and sounds are animals asking/begging for sex It makes those "Sounds of Nature" tracks a bit less magical and relaxing but it's funny to imagine just what exactly is being said by the animals


Morningxafter

HEY BABY! EVER HAD YOUR CLOACA LICKED BY A FAT BIRD IN AN OVERCOAT?!


theguynekstdoor

r/cursedcomments


TheSleepiestUnicorn

No Ron.


bk9fs

What are you going on about? Most animals only mate in one season of the year and many will mate for life. Vocalization is expression. So many reasons beyond mating. Calling out territory, warning others of predators, the sunset (not just roosters), just saying hello.


DM_FOR_ROBINHOOD_REF

Hoot! Hoot! 18 m looking for bbc lovers...hoot hoot hoot!!!


Mama_Cas

>99% You think a songbird never sang just because it could? ;)


LuxNocte

Have a seat over there. *Hey, that call said she was of age.*


repentlessdiabolica

Poor cunt thought he was getting beak wet


Vprbite

Birds are smart and I swear they hold a grudge. There is a hawk that lives near me and twice in 2 days I messed up his eating because I waa walking my dog and scared away his prey just before he grabbed it. Since then every time I saw him he would give me the stink eye. He looked like he wanted to whoop my ass. And I'm certain he was following me


goldensunshine429

Crows definitely remember faces and hold grudges, in scientific studies. But it might also just be watching your dog as a fellow predator.


Vprbite

Perhaps. But he had lived in the area because I had seen it around plenty. But we never got the stink eye from him till we scared away his meal twice in 2 days


SoundOfTomorrow

Former parrot owner. Yeah, birds can be dicks. Also they have fun with it.


PlasticCupboard007

former parrot owner too my budgie knew to calculate where I'm gonna move my arm next and he would come to that place, poop then go away and he always got me. he was awesome.


Peristeronic_Bowtie

the fact you said was makes me so sad


xThexAztecKx

The kid just wants to know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop


EvryMthrF_ngThrd

"One..." "Twhoo..." "Three..." #\**CRONCH* \* ​ "Three"


takeme2Hogwarts

Lol “Twhoo”


EvryMthrF_ngThrd

Hey - I writes 'em likes I hears 'em. ;)


xThexAztecKx

Glad someone got it 😉


Minginton

Is it wrong that I read that in my head in the original voice? Jesus , and 80s memory burned into my memory.


elizalemon

Owls are a death omen in some cultures. One night we were driving home and a large owl swooped right in front of the windshield. It was an area with a lot of kangaroo mice that tend to jump right in front of the car too. We were just lighting her meal for her. Another morning, 200 yards from my house, I was driving and an owl flew alongside me and looked me in the eye before flying up the treetops. I don’t know if I passed or failed her test that day. No one died and no one got a letter from Hogwarts. Very disappointing.


Captain_Sacktap

Is this kid... catfishing an owl?


goldensunshine429

Uhhh yeah. Pretty much. We (well, our professors) did the same thing in my ornithology class in college. They’d play a bird call to bring birds closer (they want to defend their territory IIRC). But we did it with song birds. Not giant angry barred owls.


Mentalseppuku

"I heard you was talkin some shit"


Pentax25

Now witness the firepower of this fully operational battle station!!


1mikeg

I almost fucked a speaker because of your horse shit, son.


SourWUtangy

The owl was questioning whether or not to inflict major violence on the poor innocent kid.


AllUltima

In fairness, it probably thought the kid was a possible owl-napper, and was trying to decide if it gave a hoot.


Samurai_1990

But don't pollute.


MadAzza

Sorry your downvoters are too young to know that old PSA.


Mean_Parking8929

Even without the reference it's still solid advice


Bencil_McPrush

A woot.


DaggerMoth

When I took Ornithology the professor told us about someone who thought it would be cool to call a goshawk. They got attacked. The wound got infected and they lost their arm. So he thinks it's cool now, but that bird aint gonna be cool forever. I've done a similiar thing with cardinals, but at least they can just pinch you.


Silent-Smile

That’s an intense turn of events for that guy, learned a hard lesson there.


Easilycrazyhat

Generally better to learn the lesson "Don't fuck with nature" from others rather than first hand. First hand is brutal.


albinohut

First hand is brutal, but losing your second hand is when it really starts to suck.


crisolice

As I mentioned below, A surprisingly plausible theory on the infamous “staircase” murder is that [an owl killed the victim.](https://youtu.be/d3yTgcKhHqU)


camdoodlebop

wait so some guy is in prison because a woman got killed by an owl?


crisolice

It’s quite possible that’s what actually happened, yes.


CactiDye

>It should be mentioned that barred owls, are known to owl experts, to attack people, out of the blue, unprovoked, with no warning. There's a barred owl that lives in one of the trees by my house. I've always found it delightful but now I feel like I need to be worried. Funnily enough, I know what kind of owl it is even though I've never seen it because of its distinctive call. The exact one this kid is playing.


schmeer_spear

On the subject of gnarly bird attacks, I had an uncle who was hunting at night for rabbits while wearing a raccoon skin hat. An owl swooped down and literally shredded his entire scalp pulling the hat off. Watching them hunt youd never hear it coming either.


Cutthechitchata-hole

How many licks does it take to get to the center of your head? 1, 2, 3. 3


AKANotAValidUsername

i got that one old timer


MoreChillThanTheDude

Their ad campaign was the best thing about Tootsie Pops. The blow pops were my favorite. Even though the gum inside them sucked hard.


iterationnull

Ahem. Why would one bird follow the calls of another of its kind? ...it ain’t to start a brawl people


AnotherAustinWeirdo

in some cases, in fact, that is exactly it. some calls are for mating, some are for territory, some are for warning, etc. randomly playing recordings of animal sounds is like wearing a tshirt with foreign words you don't understand shitty at best, deathwish at worst


busterlungs

Yeah but when it rolls up and finds no bird....owls can be FUCKING vicious too. My aunt got put in the hospital after being attacked by a small one and she was fuuuuucked up. They don't mess around and if you cross then they absolutely won't hesitate to turn your face into string cheese


superspiffy

Eh? What a thing to say.. Why? BECAUSE FUCK YOU GET OUT OF MY TERRITORY. You think wild animals just congregate and chill when they suddenly hear a complete stranger in their neighborhood?


nope_it_aint_me

Viowlence


messyredemptions

Yeah it's hard to fault the kid but putting up a call like that is probably interpreted as a dick move in the bird world especially if it's a territorial call. At that point it's sort of egging on the owl to make something happen.


Shpooodingtime

I have these around my house and every once in awhile they check you out and it's pretty fucking creepy and cool at the same time. I had one at a nature trail near my house spot me coming up on him and I assumed he would fly away and instead he hopped down to the lowest branch on the tree to get a good look at me and he was sitting maybe a few feet from my head easily within arms reach. Also they are completely utterly silent when they fly which is the creepiest/coolest thing. Edit: for anyone interested in exactly how quiet they are this is fascinating and pretty amazing https://youtu.be/d_FEaFgJyfA


brookepride

Yes they're silent! Freaked me out when I saw something flying fairly close over head but heard nothing.


Shpooodingtime

it is crazy. Like ghosts


aquatic_asian

Owls in my language is burung hantu which literally translates to ghost bird


hyuphyupinthemupmup

Owl in Irish is ulchabhán which means white beard


ChurnLikeButter

Owl in english is owl, which means owl.


heftigfin

Seems like the word derived from German word "eule" which was most likely created to describe its bird call. I will now proceed to remember this useless fact for the rest of my life and subsequently forget something infinitely more important. Thanks brain!


3000brvincu

Owl in Slovenian is Sova which stands for Slovenska obveščevalno-varnostna agencija.


Frownmaker

That’s rad


Shpooodingtime

That's cool! Thanks for sharing that


nothing_showing

I know right? They are totally silent when they fly! You can't hear them!


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no_free_hugs

So crazy that when they fly, they’re completely silent!


Generalissimo_II

Fly. Silent. Deranged


PM_ME_UR_SECRETsrsly

And unbelievably they make no noise when they're flying!


No_Ad2349

So crazy how you can’t even hear them on a silent night


sapere-aude088

"Feels like I'm wearing nothing at all!" "Stupid sexy Flanders..."


NatronT13

This is my favorite Simpsons line for sure! 🤣


AreJewOkay

Haha... almost as if birds don’t exist... haha


WxBird

they are silent because the edge of their wing is serrated like a comb.


Slambovian

You don’t realize how much sound birds flying by make until you don’t hear a owl making a damned bit of it.


1mikeg

Or until you have a cockatiel frantically land on your face because she's not a very good flyer.


neon_overload

We have [Australian King Parrots](https://i.imgur.com/EZ4lQy2.jpg) in our area and they often sit on the gutter of the house staring at us through the window. On one occasion while outside the house one landed on my partner's head and just sat there for ages.


mahalo_merci

I love that youtube video so much.


Wchijafm

"ITS NOT AN OWL"


Morningxafter

The owls are not what they seem.


DimbyTime

I think of that every time I see owls


hoes_mad_999

That was awesome, thanks for sharing


MattGorilla

Pigeons really are dopey as fuck.


sapere-aude088

Same thing happened to me. I was in pure awe of how trusting it was, but simultaneously sad because I know how our species takes advantage of this trait in other animals (to their detriment).


mehbofe

Imagine catching humans by having a speaker that would just produce horny humans sound, each time I think about that I can't stop laughing and wonder if it would actually work


-Greenlung

So basically put on your favorite PornHub video and turn off the monitor?


Worldf1re

🥁🥁🎶


applejuiceboy

I’m so mad that I “heard” those emojis


YOURMOM37

🏃🤦‍♂️😡


respectabler

I mean. If I heard porn noises just out in public I’d go check out what was happening.


500SL

Southern mating call: I am sooo drunk!


exipheas

More like "Help me brother, I'm stuck!"


Cartman4wesome

What are you doing step bro?


gHHqdm5a4UySnUFM

I mean, humans fall for spam emails and messages all the time.


Kafshak

We have those Hot girls in your area ads bro.


slickyslickslick

it would work. humans would go check it out.


SchuylarTheCat

I would like to point your attention to the 1998 PC game Deer Avenger


nor312

You shouldn't do this. You will disrupt mating and territory. Edit: why is this getting downvoted? I'm trying to be scientifically informative. And yes, the talons. Very sharp.


Scooterang

I'm not sure why you're being down voted. You are 100% correct. The park interpreter explained at our local state park the same thing while we were on an owl watching hike. You're also not supposed to shine lights on them either, only using a special red light to spot them at night.


werbit

I think he was getting downvoted because people didn’t know what he was talking about, I didn’t know until I started reading the comments that the owl sounds were coming from his speaker and not the owl.


FiveGoldenCats

A lot of people on reddit downvote information they don't like to hear even if it's correct.


dishwasherblues

oddly enough i happen to have a "special red light" in my bedroom that would be perfect for this.


Elevated_Dongers

You're gonna have to get really close to see them with a salt lamp, and a 75ft extension cord


jazzkong1

No, the real reason you shouldn’t do this is the talons on those fuckers.


headieheadie

The what?


IWantHotChocolate

Hey, I caught the reference. Sorry people haven’t seen Napoleon dynamite


headieheadie

THANK YOU! lol. Kids these days


jazzkong1

Talons, the stabby things on their feet.


-XaNaDiTe-

Do chickens have large talons...?


ArgonGryphon

It could also cause corvids to mob the owl which stresses them even further and they could even kill it with a big enough mob. Very not cool.


reala728

It's basically getting a fake phone number from a crush, or by 2021 standards: messaging someone from a dating app then being ghosted on the actual date.


TheFantasticMrFax

Where’s my letter, bitch?


MrNoName_ishere

You'll get your letter when you fix this damn door


twennyjuan

A man of culture I see.


devilsephiroth

Huzzah


mhans3

Always late, Parker


Reinbek

Rent???


LondonIsBoss

I automatically read this in Jesse Pinkman's voice lol


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thuggishruggishboner

Kinda expected ngl


Thing1_Tokyo

This is a cool video.. but don’t do this.. and if you do, don’t video yourself and post it. Game wardens have no sense of humor about the migratory bird act. Edit: my comment has gotten some attention, so I will expound it: The MBTA includes harassment of birds protected under the act. Game Wardens are notorious for their lack of humor in the field. I used to be one, I have a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries and I spent years studying migratory birds. Obviously the boy means no harm.. but a lot of professionals don’t see it that way and it’s not worth the risk to your wallet.


Ftballmstr

And owls will seriously fuck you up


TheMercDeadpool

When I was little I was afraid of owls because someone told me that owls think your lips are worms and will try to eat them. Whenever I saw an owl, even a fake one (just in case), I would tuck my lips into my mouth.


Overwatch_preachy

Omg, I wanna give you a hug so bad, whilst I've absolutely pissed myself laughing, it must've been scary af as a kid.


Lynx2447

In bird culture that would be considered a dick move.


Ace_WHAT

dont be gross tammy


sapere-aude088

The damage done is usually by the humans though. Hence owls dwindling across the globe.


Ftballmstr

Yeah, that’s sadly true, but I wouldn’t want to fight an owl with just my hands


sapere-aude088

The likelihood if you ever needing to fight an owl is slim, but I laughed at the imagery either way lol.


Ftballmstr

Low, but never zero...


sapere-aude088

Step aside kangaroo boxing. We've got some owl Ju Jitsu coming up next.


beeskers

Wildlife only have so much energy to burn. They'd rather not spend it dealing with dopey people who think the best use of their time is making YT videos.


A_Modest_Wet_Fart

They are experts in bird law.


TheBigMaestro

I do a lot of drone photography and I live in the mountains where we have plenty of Peregrine falcons around. Whenever I see a falcon I get the heck out of there. Don't want the bird to feel threatened by my drone and attack -- for the bird's sake mostly, but also for my drone's. I've also noticed that sometimes the critters notice the falcons before I do. There have been times when I've seen chipmunks stand up and scream out an alarm for each other -- looked up, and sure enough there was a falcon circling. Pretty neat.


Captain_MasonM

The worst part is after the owl shows obvious signs of distress and even attacks the speaker, the people *keep* using playback and harassing the bird.


Harbinger-of-Earl

Clearly the clip ended too soon. He said one of the magical phrases that brings swift doom. “He’s got razor sharp claws”!


CHAINMAILLEKID

"I bet you're not dangerous at all, are you? Are you, you great ugly brute?"


ddh85

[Well.....](https://youtu.be/Nx2fkXHKoPE)


TXcocoTX

Do not use bird calls to attract birds. It is unethical and illegal depending where you live.


bondagewithjesus

Just curious why is it unethical?


yeeeeeeeehaaaawwww

SUPER UNETHICAL. Please don't do this.


datsall

Unethical? Why?


Dino_Log_Jam

It disrupts the owl from sleeping, feeding, actually finding a mate. It's also illegal at least in the US


jninethousand

for hunting purposes many places will ban the use of audio decoys, specifically when hunting. if you arent hunting you may still be committing a crime, depends on local regulations. exceptions will apply where species are a pest. who knows, i couldnt google this kid and refuse to go on tiktik, so for all I know he is in a bird sanctuary.


sapere-aude088

It's sad that there has to be a law instead of humans just knowing not being disruptive dickheads.


Gitwhiffle

Who knew that one species of animal wouldn't be innately in tune with another! It's almost like it's common sense or something!


SuperGuitar

He's like "You said there'd be pussy!?"


smooth_bastid

Just another tinder bot


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queefiest

I have to go to there


Regular_Turnip_3375

That’s illegal in some states right?


VomitoryPepper

I believe in the whole US and Canada


sawguy2017

Why would it be illegal?


Regular_Turnip_3375

Idk I know it was illegal in Texas. Because you could disturb mating patterns or something ircc


Aroused_Sloth

Baited an owl and didn’t even look at it with his own eyes


ArgonGryphon

Classic owl photographer. Kids and adults like this are why birders obscure locations of owls.


smellmymustard

the idea of birdwatchers that are protective of their birds is so cute to me wtf


Shortsonfire79

I'm so glad and frustrated that people obscure sighting locations. I want to photograph things but I'm glad that there aren't 50 others of me stalking a site.


[deleted]

Oh this is funny to you? Do you know what a pain in the ass it is to get across town this time of day? I don’t fly you know. I take the subway like everybody else. Oh, and people don’t stare. You make me sick. *spits*


jjsav

Playback like that is hard on the animals. They attack speakers and can get hurt in the process of being so worked up. Please don't do that anymore.


HappyGolucci

"I heard the call, you tryna fuck or just waste my time?" 😂


Sy-Zygy

That owl was so disappoint at the end


NicNoletree

Owl right, let's get one thing straight: you're supposed to bring me a live rabbit if you want to use this picnic table.


why_not_fandy

Is it a bard owl? I can’t remember which owl calls like that. Something like, “who cooks for us? Who cooks for you?” They’re loud as shit! When I was younger I thought it was a person with a loudspeaker of something.


cyndaquil420

It’s a barred owl, I heard them a lot growing up in Michigan.


barbecue_invader

I believe it's a bard owl. It's a type of rogue owl the grants buffs to allies within a radius proportional to its level when it sings.


buffybot3000

Yes it is a barred owl! 🥰


Anti-Anti-Vaxx

This is only unexpected because nothing went wrong.


poopcarier

Booty call


Redditorsrweird

Hooty call\*


JigabooFriday

“You have summoned me, surely not to waste my time, now speak!”


Electrical-Word8997

Dude got invited to Hogwarts


headieheadie

Bros before ho ho hooooo


PrestigeWorldwide-LP

that last look.. whatever is being hosted inside that owl is about to jump transfer into that child


jroddie4

this is probably the forest equivalent of some guy blasting his subs outside your house at 2am


s0nie

Should’ve posted the kids video.


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onebelligerentbeagle

You cook for me now bitch.


dwallofmusic

Yer a wizard Harry


Slip_the_A-mish

That owl looked at him the second round like.... (mating sounds on speaker) so... we doin this or what??


WalrusTeamSix

Put the phone down and look at the animal in front of you


FoolStack

You seem to be the only person who noticed this, jesus christ. Put the damn phone down and look at the thing that's happening right in front of you! B-b-but I need a video so I can watch it later. You can watch it RIGHT NOW.


MashedPotatoesDick

/r/SuperbOwl


volkanoe

I moved out of the city a few years ago and heard a large group of these calling to each other and had no idea what it was. They’re Barred Owls. The calls they make at night are easily identified because they sound like “who cooks for you, who cooks for you all.” Watch the video again and you’ll hear it.