Meet The Dutch Owl Who Loves To Land On People’s Heads

Unsuspecting people walking through a field in the Netherlands are having their heads turned by one very strange bird.

An over-familiar owl has taken a liking to landing on the head of anyone walking through the greenery within the town on Noordeinde.

Now photographer Menno Shaefer has paid a visit to the spot after hearing about the European eagle owl's unusual behaviour. The 48-year-old, of Zaandam, Netherlands, says: 'I had heard a lot about the owl and decided to visit the site to see it in action for myself.

'It was a very funny thing to watch, however I'm just as confused as anyone as to why it does this.'

The wild owl, which weighs around 6lbs, spends an average of one minute perched on the head of innocent bystanders, before flying off looking for the next perch.


Responses to "This Owl In The Netherlands Loves To Land On People’s Heads (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    White haired people only?

  2. Unknown says:

    Ouch! Those talons hurt.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This owl must have been hand-reared.

  4. How fascinating

  5. Anonymous says:

    Do you think it was atracted to the fur on the persons hood?

  6. Unknown says:

    I`m surprised no mention of anyone attempting to hit it out of fear?

  7. Amazing! Maybe raised or rescued by humans.

  8. Wants a foot warmer...

  9. cst432007 says:

    The way he jumps his legs up and down almost looks like a mating ritual

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wow!! I miss the owls who used to call in my former neighborhood where there were many big old trees.

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