With their 270-degree head turns and striking expressions, owls are mysterious creatures. However, young owls have recently gone viral on social media due to the way they sleep. Because their heads are too heavy to hold up on their own, these majestic creatures sleep on their bellies, and it might be the cutest thing you ever see.
Mika McKinnon, a field geophysicist, posted a photo of a young owl sleeping face down on Instagram and asked her followers if they had any evidence to back up the belief that babies are top-heavy, per Times Now News.
“I haven’t found the original source for this pic, but it’s also suggested owls sometimes sleep laying down. Although I haven’t found any other ground face-plants or science articles on teenagers being top-heavy unstable sleepers … Any bird peeps want to confirm or debunk?” she wrote.
Look at those big brown eyes; how gorgeous!
“I mean, would you like it if someone posts your weirdest yoga pose online?” One user commented.
This little guy is annoyed because he is lying in the fake grass.
Look at those eyes!
“Looks like me in the morning when I wake up for school,” one person wrote.
A young owl does not fall out of a tree while sleeping because it uses its back toe, or hallux, to grasp a branch. “Until the bird bends its leg, the hallux will not open or let go.”
Unfortunately, most owlets’ desire to investigate their environment gets the best of them before they can fly, and they end up on the ground, sometimes right in front of us.