Too-wit too-Ouch! – hapless owl leaves perfect imprint on family's window
A Westcountry family were left stunned after they woke up to discover an owl had flown into their window – leaving a near perfect imprint on the glass.
Mother-of-two Lisa Loader, 41, saw the beautiful impression on the downstairs window of her and feared the owl had been killed with the impact. But after having a good look around outside she believes the owl survived the crash landing with a few ruffled feathers.
Lisa, of Bridport, Dorset, said: "I was scared I would go outside to find an owl lying on the ground – it looked like it hit the window really hard. Luckily when I went out to take a look there was nothing there, so we're hoping it survived."
Nik Shelton, who works for the RSPB, said the print was probably caused by the waterproofing residue found on owl feathers.
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He said: "Owls have a natural residue which occasionally leaves this kind of mark on windows.
"If there was no owl lying around outside it probably picked itself up and flew off – most likely a bit dazed.
Mr Shelton added: "We do get sent pictures like this from time to time, but rarely with such detail."