Owls are, of course, amazing. They can rotate their head almost 360 degrees, they have lopsided ears – all the better for hearing you with, my dear – and are collectively known as a parliament.
The Internet, however, is freaking out at what they look like naked.
Twitter user Dana Schwartz is obviously of curious, and brave, mind as she googled the now immortal words “what owls look like without feathers”, which produced this image that you now cannot unsee.
TFW someone interrupts you when you're in the middle of the spookiest meeting of all time pic.twitter.com/RqojCv4R5S
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) January 8, 2017
People had all manner of fun in the tweet stream, happily obliging with photos of other naked beings:
— James H (@angusprune) January 8, 2017
A hairless hedgehog. That’s something to curse about!
I can sort of add to the nekkid animals. This is Rune, (pronounced Rooh neh) who has been hairless most of his short life, and just now has developed a very fine, sparse coat of sorts. There are two others like him, but Rune grabbed my heart from the start. He’s a sweet, shy boy, with a penchant for perching on top of my head, much like his grandmother, Grace. Somewhere in that line, there was a hairless rat or two.