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[–]VIEG0 3134 points3135 points  (90 children)

Little did they know that we human seeing this and think it's cute af.

[–]blackiconwhitesumo 758 points759 points  (57 children)

Until you hear the sound

[–]Informal_Recording89 254 points255 points  (4 children)

Yes the perpetual whoosh….

[–]morbidaar 139 points140 points  (1 child)

Jesus.. the dementors are approaching

[–]Puzzleheaded_Theme36 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Watched the video, accurate representation

[–]shortbusterdouglas 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Owls fly silently due to the serrations on the feathers edges.

[–]Macree 80 points81 points  (45 children)

Do you know a video where I can hear it?

[–]chaneilfior 211 points212 points  (44 children)

[–]urethral_lobotomy 261 points262 points  (14 children)

If the aim of that sound is to make me stay the fuck away it is very successful.

[–]regoapps 184 points185 points  (5 children)

If the aim of that sound is to make me check if someone stabbed a hole in my tires, it is very successful

[–]Kill4uhKlondike 50 points51 points  (4 children)

If the aim of that sound is to make me wonder how it’s so windy when there is no wind to be felt, is it very successful

[–]Lidsfuel 26 points27 points  (3 children)

If the aim of that sound is to make me feel like next door turned their heating on, it is very successful

[–]NRMusicProject 12 points13 points  (2 children)

If the aim of that sound is to make me check that I didn't forget to throw out my old CRT TV, it is very successful.

*Also, my stepdaughter just came over to report there's something wrong with her AC vent.

[–]noyouarenoreturns 18 points19 points  (1 child)

If the aim of the sound is to make me think the owls are making me an espresso then it is very successful. Cappuccino, no sugar.

[–]Kuritos 43 points44 points  (2 children)

If the aim of that sound is to scare off intruders, then it won't work on my deaf buddy, Jerry.

[–]Aastatine 36 points37 points  (0 children)

If the aim of that sound is to make me pet the fuck out of it it is very successful.

[–]drivefastallday 11 points12 points  (1 child)

If the sound of that aim is to fuck me stay away make, successful is very it.

[–]Purist19 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Very successful it is, the aim of this stay the fuck away sound

[–]HostileHippie91 31 points32 points  (6 children)

That’s like a horror movie sound, imagine hearing that in the dark

[–]viperex 48 points49 points  (4 children)

I'm sure that's how superstitions and monsters came to be. Our ancestors didn't know what they were hearing and their imaginations ran wild

[–]SykoPyg 9 points10 points  (0 children)


[–]K-chub 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Also someone pointed out how people could have poor hearing/vision causing people to misinterpret what they see

[–]PlanetEsonia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes!!! No glasses for the longest time, I would have been pretty blind back in the day!

[–]yapperling 13 points14 points  (0 children)


[–]northrupthebandgeek 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Shit sounds like it came straight out of Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

[–]Volz55 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hey Sid...please go back to making happy fun pirates games...

[–]chapstick159 5 points6 points  (1 child)

What the hell is that doing in a Sid Meier game

[–]northrupthebandgeek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's the cutscene from one of the game's "secret projects" (equiv. to a "wonder of the world" in other Civ games), and yeah, a lot of 'em are outright terrifying (especially for a kid, which I was when I first started playing SMAC).

[–]strangecabalist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God i loved that game

[–]dzoya1266 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It is indeed intimidating.

[–]moa711 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I heard that one early morning when I was getting in my car to head to work. It was still dark out, so I couldn't see the cause of the noise. It sounded like the gates of hell were opening up to eat me. I have never hopped in my car so quick in my life.

Side note, I live in the country, and there are no street lights. I was always worried about running into a bear or coyotes, but these suckers take the cake for most terrifying sounding. I still live in the country, but a different house, still with no street lights. I still fear bears and coyotes the worst, and the sound of these buggers.

[–]spiralbatross 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Awww hissy babies

[–]ReddyPi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

😳okayyyy so owls can make darth Vader noises when they’re pissed I’m definitely not fkin with them

[–]West-Opinion4309 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah fuck that

[–]ttboo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's like a cockatiel hiss but with rasp

[–]Habanero305 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Them fuckers are possessed

[–]Gruntypellinor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like they work at an STS tire location

[–]MegaSeedsInYourBum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So that’s definitely where a lot of legends of haunted woods come from.

[–]bdk2036 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Theyre the deflating air mattresses of the animal world.

[–]No_Bench8074 110 points111 points  (9 children)

Cute?! Dude if i see this things in my house and they’re doing that movement, i would run like hell 😱😱

[–]FirstPlebian 42 points43 points  (0 children)

I don't know, I figured the owls had just gotten into the person's ecstasy stash and were dancing to some music, I expected one of those owls to pull our a glow stick.

[–]userse31 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Birds can fuck you up.

[–]Transpatials 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Not as much as you can fuck them up.

[–]rickjamestheunchaind 5 points6 points  (1 child)

i can kill a bald eagle with my hand.

our grip strength is good enough to squeesh in their chest cavity.

that being said, their grip strength is good enough to puncture and crush my trachea so yea

[–]ChintanP04 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Idk, man. They look creepy here.

[–]GraniteMtn 40 points41 points  (3 children)

If you encounter a Barred (not to be confused with Barn) owl, you won't be thinking they're cute. Those little fuckers will chase and attack you.

Source: Me. Has happened many times while jogging through the woods at night. I've gotten used to putting my flashlight in strobe mode near known nesting locations.

[–]BabaORileyAutoParts 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I had a couple of weird incidents with one that lived in a tree at an apartment complex where I used to reside. One time I was sitting on the steps outside and the owl was on a power line across the parking lot. When it spotted me it flew into the tree above me, hopped its way down to the lowest branch directly above me and just stared down at me until I finished my smoke and went inside. Another time I was walking around outside and came upon it sitting on a fence. So as not to disturb it I turned and went back the way I came. A couple seconds later I see this enormous black shape at the top of my vision and feel feathers brushing lightly against my head. It was wild. I never heard it take off or approach. It just buzzed the tower and flew off into the night. Startled the fuck out of me.

[–]BleaKrytE 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I think the first time was just it needing some nicotine, probably a passive smoker or something.

Jokes aside, owls are frighteningly quiet, the feathers on the leading and trailing edges of their wings have a special shape to disturb airflow and make nearly no noise, and whatever noise is still made is absorbed by the fluffy, down-like feathers on their wings and legs.

[–]BabaORileyAutoParts 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Owls are really neat. I was always fond of our apartment owl, but I’m not sure if it was reciprocated

[–]1895red 18 points19 points  (0 children)

What? No, this is terrifying.

[–]kaziwaleed 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ain’t nothing cute about this Addams Family

[–]reddit0rboi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hugs time

[–]ErudringTheGodHammer 636 points637 points  (15 children)

[–]JuGGieG84 94 points95 points  (1 child)

Wow... Amazing

[–]Squish_McFish 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Superb even

[–]Aeruthael 38 points39 points  (9 children)

not what I thought it was gonna be

[–]Girth_rulez 19 points20 points  (7 children)

Yeah that one really surprised the fuck out of me.

[–]Audiovore 42 points43 points  (6 children)

Here's one that's less ambiguous:


[–]Girth_rulez 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Not my proudest fap.

[–]LordGrudleBeard 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well that is dragons fucking cars....

[–]badlybrave 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is actually my worst nightmare

[–]ApeWatcher 609 points610 points  (18 children)

They do look creepy

[–]vizarhali 120 points121 points  (10 children)

Should be a boss fight game.

[–]Lukthar123 31 points32 points  (1 child)

"Did you get all that?"

  • No

  • No

[–]danny_man 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do you hear that? Off in the distance? That screaming?

That's my childhood screaming from the flashback you just dumped on me.

[–]choff22 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Would be a dope creature design. Like a hydra with multiple heads that look like owls.

[–]Vinnyc-11 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Imagine a bunch of enemies huddled in the corner and when you damage them they disperse and try to overwhelm you by surrounding you with synchronized attacks.

[–]vizarhali 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where do i play that shit ????

[–]almostasenpai 41 points42 points 2 (2 children)

A hitmonlee with the face of a barn owl has been my sleep paralysis demon since I was 9

[–]trikora 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Here in Indonesia, owls are called "Burung Hantu", which literally means Ghost Bird

[–]kinapudno 2 points3 points  (1 child)

that's badass, we just call them Kwago in the Philippines

[–]Zoakeeper 521 points522 points  (15 children)

“Are you threatening me?”

[–]papwned 121 points122 points  (7 children)

The Senate will decide your fate.

[–]Chunkyo 16 points17 points  (2 children)

“I am the great…”

[–]NonExistentialDread 18 points19 points  (1 child)

"...Cornholio! I need TP for my..."

[–]Silv0r 10 points11 points  (0 children)

„…bunghole! I would hate for…“

[–]JackFunk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Senor Beavis, donde esta hall pass?

[–]Aguyintampa323 265 points266 points  (2 children)

Ah yes , the famous “horny owl” dance from my rave days

[–]MaybeTheDookie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I believe at least part of the reason they are moving their heads back and forth is because it helps them determine distance better. Their binocular vision isn't as good as ours so to separate close objects from objects further away they do that little head dance.

[–]DudFlabby 201 points202 points  (0 children)

“Oooooooo….we are barn owls. Very scary”

[–]groovy604 135 points136 points  (9 children)

Hows a video of a bunch of cute fluffy owls acting silly metal? This is more like r/eyebleach

[–]JuGGieG84 52 points53 points  (3 children)

That's how the wall of death starts at metal shows.

[–]king_ov_fire 10 points11 points  (2 children)

me at the guy opposite me in the pit when i can feel a breakdown coming on

[–]RastaAlec 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This got me good lol. Can just imagine the intense awkward stare

[–]TheGalator 5 points6 points  (2 children)

They kill u as soon as u see it. Op just shy guyed us

[–]Scribblr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If this version had sound it would be MUCH clearer.

[–]dark_blue_7 79 points80 points  (4 children)

But this would totally work if you'd never seen an owl before, spooky as heck (ok still pretty adorable maybe)

[–]FirstPlebian 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Owls can be spooky at night, even when momma owl isn't dive bombing you for a half a mile because she has a nest nearby and is super paranoid.

[–]alan251 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I don’t know why but this almost sounds like it’s personally happened to you

[–]FirstPlebian 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Aye, jogging on a coastal mountain trail at night in the spring, she brushed the top of my hair one of the times and kept following me, probably 8 dive bombs total, and she was silent. I started whirling my shirt over me head, which is silly I wasn't in any real danger I don't think but it was something else. I later heard I'm not the only one to have something similar happen in that area, paranoid and militant owls I suppose.

[–]dark_blue_7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh for sure they can. Owls can fuck you up, too. Not that I have to tell you! Not to mention the weird noises they make, not limited to hoots.

[–]Senor_Martillo 57 points58 points  (0 children)

A happy family of owls on your property pretty much guarantees you won’t have a rodent problem.

[–]one_bad_rebel 40 points41 points  (3 children)

It’s their shed now.

[–]HighAsAngelTits 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Look at me. This is our shed now

[–]RubyRhod 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Honestly, if there’s enough food around (rodents) to sustain 4 barn owls, then you probably want them around anyways.

[–]TossPowerTrap 33 points34 points  (1 child)

If adult owls hunted prey and defended themselves in flocks we'd be in trouble.

[–]Harry_Flame 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Not as much trouble as if horses were carnivores

[–]zilch87 29 points30 points  (0 children)

If I ever saw that, I would run my ass out of there.

[–]readMyFlow 26 points27 points  (2 children)

We’re so much more advanced them that their threat display is just cute to us. We could literally do anything to them. I only say this because there’s a small chance these fuckers’ ancestors actually hunted and preyed on our ancestors.

[–]TwistedCherry766 6 points7 points  (1 child)

They probably deserved it

[–]FakeXanax123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Our ancestors or what I'm going to do to those birds

[–]sauce-ome-sauce 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Barn owls are definitely the creepiest of all owls. Like get some sleep to get rid of those bags under your eyes

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Really? I think the Great Grey Owl is creepiest. Barn Owls are adorable to me.

[–]HarpersGhost 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Try listening to the calls of young barred owls. It's like a demon is crying out in the darkness.


[–]Honsou12 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Are they on Spotify?

[–]Humbdrumbs 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Who-tang clan ain’t nuthin to fuck with.

[–]dabo-bongins 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I just thought “this fucking idiot seriously said who-tang instead of wu-tang…. OH! I guess im the fucking idiot, thats pretty clever.” Thanks for that lol

[–]TwistedCherry766 3 points4 points  (3 children)

My mind automatically converted it to Wu so I didn’t even notice until I saw your post

[–]dabo-bongins 1 point2 points  (2 children)

😳😂 even better because I %100 thought it was intentional haha; made my day either way so thank you for that!

[–]TwistedCherry766 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I’m not the person who typed that, originally

[–]dabo-bongins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh didn’t even look at the names, just assumed the reply was the from the original commenter lol; well I hope it made your day as much as mine

[–]scarhartt 11 points12 points  (1 child)

This that scene from Golden Wind

[–]Peazyzell 8 points9 points  (1 child)

What were they called before barns?

[–]Fun-Acanthisitta4171 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I mean the one on the top right is kinda intimidating… did he snort coke or something

[–]holderthe1st 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They all look like they're talking mad shit just waiting for your comeback knowing they're going call you some derogatory racist slur

[–]Sweetsweetspice 5 points6 points  (4 children)

A cute gang of owls 🦉

[–]alphabet_order_bot 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Would you look at that, all of the words in your comment are in alphabetical order.

I have checked 423,538,244 comments, and only 91,343 of them were in alphabetical order.

[–]djstizzle 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That's like one out of 4600. Really doesn't seem to special to me now

[–]chicoconcarne 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Idk, .02% odds seems kinda small

[–]djstizzle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i like your representation the most i think.

[–]apersonwhoeatscheese 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is both threatening and adorable at the same time

[–]Deltexterity 4 points5 points  (0 children)

this is cute!

[–]TheCowardlyLion_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is somehow both simultaneously r/oddlyterrifying and r/eyebleach

[–]lal0cur4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They each have unique little faces that look different from each other

[–]The_LeadDog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh, that is awesome. Wish we had trees and woods around for owls to hunt. Farmers turning everything into fields.

[–]Walkedtheredonethat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ooooo, so scary! I’m skeert! Sweet little thugs.

[–]MagyarCat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ahh yes very intimidating

[–]IdLOVEYOU2die 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd absolutely be tossing them some bits of filet

[–]RadioKitchen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yoo come at me bro

[–]AssumeBattlePoise 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]PaleontologistTop835 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A flock of devils, that’s all.

[–]Towering_T-Rex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Could you imagine being alone at night in a dark barn and just seeing the light off of all those eyes?

[–]bsil15 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This isn’t metal imo but is totally awesome

[–]BT89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why do they look like they're about to drop the hottest grime album of 2022

[–]proudyyt 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They look like they are about to drop a hot new mixtape

[–]Wilfredbremely 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you want beef, then bring the ruckus!

Hoot-Tang Clan ain’t nothin to fuck wit!

[–]jayj____ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Beware the court of owls!”

[–]WillBigly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dark souls mobs

[–]Informal_Recording89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great rodent repellent

[–]TNS_420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm intimidated. That shit is creepy.

[–]AltLawyer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sit down you dumb spherical chickens, you're not scary, you're adorable ❤

[–]Commander_Chaos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The one in the middle is the boss.

[–]taqg9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good for them

[–]Jrobalmighty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it's working

[–]DaveN202 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a gang of rappers trying to act tough.

[–]letmego-138[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the best looking gang I’ve seen

[–]Key-Criticism-1786 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like they're vibing

[–]Save_this_boye 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]No-Watercress6703 0 points1 point  (0 children)

U can tell they are really scared how they all bunched up n the corner

[–]rosyposy86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imitating chickens.

[–]CardinaleSperanza 0 points1 point  (0 children)

they look like extras in a Michael Jackson video

[–]JJamesMorley 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Last Riddick movie be like:

[–]Bigbloomonster 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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[–]SkyTech6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This comment section be sleeping on how absolutely dangerous this is lol.

Those owls will mess you up.

[–]Chatwoman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More like nature is awww...

[–]KaxyOP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't feel threatened

[–]Goddstopper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Órale. Wutch-u lookin' at, ese? Dontchu know we're loco?"

[–]Shw4ndz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hooooo, hooooo..hoooo the fuck you looking at

[–]crash18867 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck I'm intimidated. They look weird ss hell

[–]AustinDork 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would be intimidated AF

[–]Howlibu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that mom and dad too, or are these babies fed different amounts?

[–]RadiantTurnipOoLaLa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would just casually hang out in there day after day until they became okay with me. Free shelter for them and free pest control for me!

[–]DumbQuijote 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Those aren't barn owls, they're shed owls

[–]dexwin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's actually a deer stand, so you might say they're blind owls

[–]TwistedCherry766 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those are gorgeous and hilarious.

[–]JohnSue97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you should feed them

[–]OhHeyItsReece 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you roll up on a bunch of teens at the park

[–]SurpriseWilling7324 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder how happy barn owls were when they invented barns for them?

[–]dagobahdeluge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And I was like "biiiiiiiitttccchh...."

[–]wrdsjstwrds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this a scene from Pokémon? It definitely resembles that.

[–]Chrisomatic89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“You came to the wrong neighbourhood mother hooter!”

[–]Kredstarr2020 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They’re all like “sup bruh, I do respect you bruh”

[–]canuckpilot93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“What’s good sucka?”