WATCH: Viral owl video leaves people shocked!

WATCH: Viral owl video leaves people shocked!

You probably didn't know owls could do this...

Professor attacked by owl twice at the University of Richmond.
Professor attacked by owl twice at the University of Richmond. Image: Unsplash

Owls are some of the most mysterious creatures on the planet.

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You don't spot these birds too often, given that they're nocturnal. Then there's the whole turning their necks in ways no one else can.

Here are some other fun facts about owls, courtesy of the National Audubon Society.

  • They have asymmetrical ears that are located at different heights on their heads, which helps them pinpoint the location of sounds.
  • A group of owls is called a parliament and originates from the C.S. Lewis novel, 'The Chronicles of Narnia'.

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If you think these facts are strange, a recent video of an owl has reached 18.4-million views because it has revealed something about the animals that very few know.

Watch the video below:

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Viewers were left confused seeing this famously airborne creature take to the water like it was nothing!

According to other sources, owls are not big fans of swimming but they don't mind taking a dip if it is necessary and if it's a short distance.

Someone also thought it would be informative to share a video of an owl running:

The replies quickly filled up with lots of owl videos but someone also shared there is another animal that likes the water:

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