Nature, as they say, is fascinating.
Just watch any David Attenborough show for five minutes and you’ll find yourself captivated by a species you never knew existed ten minutes earlier.
Now people have made another huge discovery which is equal parts hysterical and unbelievably cute.
I've just discovered that baby owls sleep face down like THIS because their heads are too heavy. Also, I don't think I've seen owl legs before…. pic.twitter.com/dfKii2JtS8— Mark Rees (@reviewwales) June 21, 2020
But what’s the discovery? That baby Owls sleep face down because their heads are too heavy for their bodies.
The image first emerged as a bit of a meme online – suggesting, you know, you’re wasted.
At first, people were skeptical of how genuine the image was, but now loads of photos of young owls lying down to sleep having surfaced, making it so much better.
Adult owls sleep standing up – but baby ones have to lie down because they really can’t keep their big heads up.
Teenage owl sleep habits are way outside my lane, but I found (less hilarious) confirming accounts.— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) June 3, 2019
Kathy C of Dusty Lane encountered this face-planted napping friend: https://t.co/dqVgFQdUq7 pic.twitter.com/y22awph0Xf
One Twitter user wrote:
I’ve been trying to find the original photographer for this image, but no luck. It’s obviously a captive bird. Regardless, yes, young nestling owls do sleep, or rest lying down. Their heads are too heavy for their bodies.
Nature is so beautiful.