Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on December 17, 2011
Time for a Christmas-mandated scheduled break from politics.
H/t to Mcnorman for this “yes, I must groom you!” animal video filmed and posted last year.
An owl and her dog — this ranks at least a “7” on the “awwww” meter.
Amazing and precious — per the videographer, the owl is named Louise, the dog is named Annie.
Owl love for a dog
Another video of Louise the owl — she is being trained for chemical-free pest-control management.
Louise is one of many predator birds trained by Tactical Avian Predators — this company uses licensed Falconers with a minimum two-year apprenticeship to train raptors. The company’s falconers use ancient falconry techniques when working with and training falcons to chase and haze pest birds such as starlings, robins, and blackbirds — pest birds damage millions of dollars of fruit, berry, and grain crops each year and pose dangerous conditions at airports, dairies, and myriad public places. Bird droppings from these pest birds expose humans to more than 60 dangerous diseases, including Lyme disease, histoplasmosis, salmonella, meningitis, and West Nile virus.
Louise the Wonder Owl is being trained to saved lives.