Have You Ever Wondered How Long An Owl’s Legs Really Are?


Have you ever thought that behind this disturbing look and this quantity of feathers could hide such long and slender legs? Maybe not.

The reactions of the internet users were varied, but most of them could not help but laugh when they saw the bare paws of the animal.

Someone has just shockingly exposed this poor owl‘s legs and the post went viral. People are surprised to see how long this bird’s legs actually are.

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owl legs

However, that’s just one of the things most folks are not aware of when it comes to types of owls. If the length of these beautiful birds’ legs freaked you out, what would you say about the fact that they can almost fully rotate their heads almost 360 degrees.

A trick surely only possessed can do, right?

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Also, did you know their eyes are not true ‘hypnotic eyes’ in the sense that they’re not round, but immobile tube-shape organs that provide binocular vision to focus on the prey fully?

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And – get ready for this – owls are sometimes known for ‘cannibalism,’ i.e., Great Horned Owls are the top predator of the smaller Barred Owl. And one more – owl feathers, due to their unique shape make absolutely no noise when flying, which makes these stunning birds the champions of stealth.

Yup, it’s tough out there for these birds, even with such impressive long legs, composing an eerily alien-looking owl skeleton.


A feared predator that suddenly appears vulnerable and even a little ridiculous.

In addition to their wings, owls also have great eyesight. They are trained hunters who can spot their prey from very far away. The next time you see an owl up close, watch carefully to see if you can spot the animal’s legs!

Please SHARE if you were just as surprised as we were by the length of owls’ legs!