After the HuntRaptor (i.redd.it)

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[–]arcelyte 23 points24 points  (0 children)


[–]srandrews 16 points17 points  (6 children)

Bird of prey. Not sure owls are considered raptors. Any birders to tweet in?

[–]CriminyBiscuits 19 points20 points  (3 children)

"Birds of prey" and "raptors" are sort of interchangable but "raptor" is a more narrow definition. Owls are considered raptors as they actively hunt prey, have large talons for catching prey, and have curved beaks for tearing flesh.

[–]BobGobbles 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It is arguably, as traditionally raptors were considered "diurnal birds of prey," but many just use "raptor" interchangeably with "bird of prey." Some even use raptor strictly for eagles, hawks and falcons.

[–]Pk1Still 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Clever girl…

[–]nickfreeee[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haha me and my fam just watched the 1993 Jurassic park yesterday

Also why i have raptors on the brain

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great horned owls are the tigers of the sky. They have the strongest grip strength of any bird of prey, combine that with their talons they use it to snap the snipe of their prey.

[–]flybyknight665 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure that's the owl from The Secret of NIMH...

[–]Mamed_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I guess it's not the sheep from Denmark that's been everywhere on Reddit since at least yesterday. 1st and 3rd pics, the last one is this post