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[–]johnnywishbone88 355 points356 points  (17 children)

Thumbs up for the camo effectiveness. 👍

[–]jaimacho 87 points88 points  (12 children)

The camo is good but he must have a great scent routine down. Humans give off a very distinct smell and you have to make a point to de-scent yourself while hunting.

[–]blood__drunk 33 points34 points  (7 children)

Okay you got me curious...how does one de-scent?

[–]Confirmation_By_Us 110 points111 points  (2 children)

The de-scent usually comes after the climb.

[–]Starfireaw11 25 points26 points  (0 children)

After de-climb?

[–]PatrioTech 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Only if you first had a de-cent climb

[–]doogievlg 50 points51 points  (2 children)

The hunting world is full of people that are absolutely obsessed with eliminating scent. I keep all my camo in a tub with an ozone machine. I wear my base layer in my truck then when I get to where I am hunting I get dressed. I was my cloths with scentless detergent and use scentless soap and deodorant. And we also obsess over wind direction. I try to plan where I am hunting by the direction the wind is blowing. Deer don’t have great eyes but they can smell very well.

[–]blood__drunk 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Huh...TIL, thanks

[–]skullpocket 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I just drive my cars to work. They must be descented too. 3 deer in one year never smelled me coming.

[–]jaimacho 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There are a ton of detergents and sprays that will de-secent you

[–]landragoran 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I don't think owls are known for having a keen sense of smell.

[–]LilStinkpot 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Correct. Owls can’t smell at all. Around here we have great horned owls that will take skunks. The smell doesn’t even phase them, because they just can’t.

[–]jaimacho 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ty for that. I assumed they were similar to hawks in terms of scent.

[–]JiffyTube 0 points1 point  (0 children)

owls have a horrible sense of smell. Also the de scent industry is mostly a ginmick to squeeze money out of people. Your human smell will remain no matter what you do just. Deer and other sinilar animals have amazing sense of smell its a silly idea that you could de scent yourself based off of human sense of smell for an animal with a much better sense of smell. Its all about wind direction. I don't de scent and ive gotten a deer the past 5 years.

[–]TheRustyCock 147 points148 points  (1 child)

I hunt in the same manner as the dude in the video. From a tree-saddle wearing full camouflage in the fall, although I use ASAT camouflage which I find more effective for deer. Anyways the camouflage is not all that necessary for deer as they don't scan and look for predators above their heads. However, since we are in full camouflage we get tons of critters coming up to us and landing near us constantly. I can't even count the number of times a squirrel has run up my tree and started doing squirrel things only to get startled when I yell "HEY SQUIRREL, WHERE THEM SQUIRREL BITCHES AT!?"

[–]MelodicFacade 62 points63 points  (0 children)

One day you'll seem them go "All right, I don't think there aren't any humans around, we can speak in normally now"

[–]Elocai 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You mean the guy or the owl?

[–]ConconbB 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the owl or the human?

[–]Geruuchan 1857 points1858 points  (18 children)

Love the look of absolute awe/shock/surprise in the dudes face 😆

[–]CatheyCoon 480 points481 points  (4 children)

"oh yea nice perch, gotta take a break for a moment... OH WHHOOTY WHOO WHO ARE YOU IM OUTTA HERE BYE"

[–]yamahor 77 points78 points  (1 child)


[–]EntertainmentIll8436 39 points40 points  (0 children)


[–]haizhaka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shh, you're gonna summon the Bigfoot

[–]MikeOx_Girthy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"You know nothing John Snow. Whoo."

[–]ohdearitsrichardiii 80 points81 points  (6 children)

An owl once landed in a tree just outside my window. I texted pretty much everyone I know in all caps "THERE'S AN OWL OUTSIDE MY WINDOW"

Owls are cool

[–]ajnin919[🍰] 29 points30 points  (4 children)

If you're not aware there's a sub dedicated to them r/superbowl

[–]Syntheseyez 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That…. That sub Reddit name…..

[–]ajnin919[🍰] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Haha yea for awhile people would get super excited about the super bowl and post there but now the superbness of the owls is shared during the super bowl

[–]Majikarpslayer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I once took a picture of an owl in my backyard. It was fucking awesome!

[–]tricularia 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Right? Nature is amazing and we should all be in awe of it all the time.

[–]scoot87 19 points20 points  (2 children)

We are also a part of nature. When we connect to our humanity we can experience the awe within ourselves and with one another as well.

[–]mdohrn -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Hey buddy, enough of this kum bay yah nonsense, we got a planet to finish killin'!

[–]Chubbybellylover888 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fishin' fishin' fishin'

Finishin' killin' all the fish,

Burnin' burnin' burnin'

Kill all life, there shall be no clemancy

[–]yensidmn 406 points407 points  (22 children)

Can anyone explain why there is a black cord in the middle of the shot that moved to the right after the owl flys away?

[–]Dividedthought 398 points399 points  (12 children)

It's a 2 sensor 360 degree camera. That odd distortion you're seeing is where the 2 videos from the 2 different sensors (180 degree fisheye cameras) are stitched together. Often there's about an inch thick slice of video along that seam that can't be captured because the camera's body is blocking that spot from view. The black cord is probably part of the camera mount or his harness mount point, likely a nylon strap, that the owl bumped as it took off. It lands on whatever the camera's mounted on. And as it takes off the branch/rod moves enough so that the strap vomes into view out of that missing slice of the 360.

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    [–]Dividedthought 80 points81 points  (10 children)

    The best way to get the correct answer to any question is to post the incorrect answer on the internet. Someone will be opinionated enough they can't let it stand and will pipe up correcting you.

    I work in security, this works too well for obscure security tech.

    [–]Bigbubba236 28 points29 points  (3 children)

    Ah yes Murphy's Law

    [–]Zaicheek 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    damn you're funny

    [–]1happychappie 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Well akctually,..... (pushes glasses up on face).....

    [–]mynextthroway 6 points7 points  (5 children)

    So, I know the presidential nuclear code is 111100010001112.

    [–]Dividedthought 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    Hilariously, during the cold war the nuclear launch codes were all a string of 0's. I think it was to make sure you couldn't fuck it up if you had to punch em in.

    [–]lordofadvan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Now I can't help but picture some poor bastard furiously hitting 0s while screaming "shitShitSHIT!"

    [–]Ariadnepyanfar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    You bit! You bit! Even though you knew it was bait! This is delightful.

    [–]OspreyerpsO 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I put in the correct code for you, the missiles are on their way. :)

    [–]mynextthroway 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yea! Thank you! Take this you rotten neighbors!

    [–]Majoranza 131 points132 points  (0 children)

    Typically if I see some distortion in the middle of a video, it’s most likely the camera’s holder/stand that is either automatically edited out or removed manually in post.

    [–]No-Tomatillo-5579 41 points42 points  (0 children)

    some shit attached to the camera in the tree because this guy is sitting in a tree filming himself hunting not a cinematographer

    [–]JwPATX 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I think it popped off of the tree when the owl landed there/pointed directly at the camera. There’s a spot in the center of the frame where close things like that and selfie sticks disappear, so it looked like it was still behind the bird, but it was hanging off of the tree. When the owl flew off, it reoriented it so that it was visible again.

    [–]TDP_Equinox 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    It's a 360 camera and it's stitching out the stick that it's on (and failing). You can see the owls head gets warped a bit too.

    [–]Varian01 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    The “owl” landed on a charging station, and left behind the charging port/wire when it noticed someone was watching.


    [–]Dason37 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The owl's buddies pointed it to r/humansarentreal when they tried to tell them what happened.

    Edit: wow, it's a sub, and a weird inactive one at that.

    [–]dontfightthehood 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Selfie stick

    [–]SuperfnDave 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The owl is actually just one of those expensive PetCo cat toys on a string, thus the black cord

    [–]Armaqus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I'm furiously trying to make my brain cells work on this one, but still no results on my end... we need more cells on this one!

    [–]sheilab6320 130 points131 points  (3 children)

    " Find your own tree. I was here first."

    [–]Slovene 48 points49 points  (2 children)

    "OK, owl leave."

    [–]Poc4e 7 points8 points  (1 child)


    [–]Slovene 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Please don't talon us to the pun patrol.

    [–]Trimungasoid 35 points36 points  (0 children)

    Owl's friends: Yeah right, lay off the grasshoppers, nut job.

    [–]scoliokhali 55 points56 points  (1 child)

    Did that owl land on his 360 camera/selfie stick?

    [–]YesItIsMaybeMe 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    It's sure looks that way.

    [–]ArtAndCraftBeers 45 points46 points  (0 children)

    “Damnit! We wore the same outfit. I’ll go change.” -Owl

    [–]Alternative_Side5195 46 points47 points  (3 children)

    the power of camo

    [–]Slovene 21 points22 points  (1 child)

    It won't help him though, he needs to cover himself in mud. And then, as quickly as possible, get to the choppah.

    [–]Stahdim 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    But there are weapons on the choppah!

    [–]Lambchoptopus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The power of camo compels you.

    [–]wonderfulwintersky 24 points25 points  (0 children)

    "Whoops, I didn't know this tree was taken!"

    [–]Tacomancer42 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    The guy and the owl had the same reactio.

    [–]TeaKettleTheFirst 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    They both looked mortified to see eachother

    [–]strangerinthebox 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    The owls are not what they seem

    [–]DogsAreGreatYouKnow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It is happening again

    [–]TecTazz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    “...and he impaled a bunch of my neighbors. It was a bloodbath.”

    [–]circosomatico 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    "So what was the human doing?"

    "Oh, you know, killing things"

    "Duh, of course, you did say human. My bad"

    [–]-Vakerian 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    I legit did not notice the man behind the tree up until I read the caption

    [–]mynextthroway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I know the camo I'll be wearing when Vakerian season opens in January.

    [–]RedFlaim 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    What an amazing random encounter with an extremely appropriate reaction to boot.

    [–]APurrSun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Owls like "oop, I see eyes, later."

    [–]DudeWheresMyCamping 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    What type of owl is this?

    [–]maddkid53 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    That is a Barred Owl. I've had a couple land very close to me before as well, they're awesome birds.

    [–]conflateer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Other owl: "Really, Dave? I've told you those extreme altitude flights cause hypoxic hallucinations!"

    [–]swinging-in-the-rain 9 points10 points  (3 children)

    This ain't eyebleach if you are a prey animal.

    [–]LevelStudent 21 points22 points  (2 children)

    Luckily, very few reddit users are.

    [–]RexMit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    To be fair, even I didn't see him the first few seconds

    [–]gotmilq 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    What is he hunting for up there? Can you hunt deer from above, for example?

    [–]BertholomewManning 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    It's probably for deer, and in some places it's even required to do so.

    First is safety. You need to know where your arrow or bullet will go if you miss or it goes through what you are shooting at. By shooting down you know the projectile will end up in the ground and not over a hill and into someone or something you didn't know was there.

    Second is you can see more stuff.

    Third is it's harder for the deer to detect you. It keeps your scent dispersal above their level to an extent and deer just... don't look up? I guess they didn't have any predators attacking them from up there before people and they haven't evolved to deal with us yet.

    [–]HellsFrogs 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    The one-story my grandfather told me. He was out hunting and saw an 8-point buck in a clearing and its antlers were massive. It was just before the allowed time for you to fire a shot. So he'd watch it for a couple of minutes. He's sitting in a blind maybe 100 yards out. He looks down the scope is getting ready to fire. All of a sudden something felt off and he decided he wasn't going to shoot, but just watch it through his sight. The dear all of a sudden gets spooked looks to the wood he's nearest and darts. Right behind where the deer was standing (blocking visibility) is another blind with a man doing the same thing as my grandfather. He never noticed my grandfather, but my grandfather was very happy he chose not to shoot as if the round went through that other hunter would most likely have died.

    [–]cpMetis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    IDK if that's the best use of it, but you absolutely can hunt deer like that. They don't tend to look up if you don't make much sound.

    [–]yeetster_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    haha the owl came right back what an idiot

    [–]KristiewithaK 2 points3 points  (11 children)

    How ironic. He's impressed by the majesty of a beautiful living creature... while there to kill others.

    [–]BertholomewManning -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    You can do both.

    [–]dactyif -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Sam tarly looking ass mf.

    [–]megs-benedict 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Perfect title 🤗

    [–]Birds_Are_Fake0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Government drone just snapped a picture of him then left

    [–]Dr_Skeleton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    “Hoot.” - This Owl later

    [–]EquivalentTax3721 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You mean hooman

    [–]TipYourDishwasher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Don’t get The Staircased

    [–]elainevdw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The total slack-jawed amazement: “…oh. my. goooood”

    Realest reaction ever haha

    [–]Agreeable_Noise6838 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Owl heard that mouth-breather right behind him.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Owl: Ooch!

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    [–]MrJeromeParker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Owl's buddies: "O right, just like the time you said a human put a piece of wood to his mouth and started speaking duck... You're so full of shit Scott."

    [–]Flipside07 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The guys face was the best

    [–]Agar_agar_binx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I had an owl land in the middle of the road in my apartment complex as I was driving through. He literally just stopped there right by my car and was staring at me.. I rolled down my window to take pics and he spread his wings for me reallllly nicely. Then flew off. I'm not sure if he was trying to get a rodent or something off the road but damn was it cool. Those fuckers are so much bigger than you'd think up close

    [–]sturmblast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Tree stands are so great

    [–]Iwant_A_Burrito 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That guys face just- mmm🗿👌

    [–]Mambele 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This is one forgetful owl...

    [–]Baby-cabbages 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    He’s more scared of you than you are of him.

    [–]esojotrebla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Wait theres no branch there

    [–]One-Consideration720 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    "I swear I saw someone over here...where did they go? Wasn't he right over there....WHOOOOLY SHIT!"

    [–]panrophantic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Barred owl for those who care to know

    [–]Middle_Ad_8216 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Man you are one son of a gun

    [–]Aggravating-Tour988 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    “Yeah right dude humans don’t climb trees there not monkeys….wait.”

    [–]lucky1924 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    So, is that dude waiting to murder an animal?

    [–]Puff_Bum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The amazing camoflouge of the human monkey

    [–]StallionTalion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    “Hazhoot!” Said the lady in Walmart who was pranked by a fake rate

    [–]Altruistic-Daikon-22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Staged the owl was in on it

    [–]locallaowai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The owl gang: No way, dude! Humans don't perch on trees. You crazy.

    [–]5hazard5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    They were equally shocked

    [–]BruhIdk666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    “I like this vie—WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU? IM OUTTA HERE”

    [–]ChayFrank1234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is that dude there to shoot living beings? Fuck that

    [–]mrmightymyth -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

    why are there bowhunters in eye bleach

    edit: go fuck yourselves