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World in shock after seeing owl without feathers for the first time

The Internet – nay, the world – is shocked after photos of an owl without feathers went viral on Twitter.

The revelation started when author Dana Schwartz saw a chubby bird chilling outside her boyfriend’s NYC apartment. She took a photo and body shamed the unsuspecting animal on Twitter, causing her followers to call her out.

And that’s when it hit her. “I realized I had no idea what owls looked like without feathers,” Schwartz told Distractify. After looking it up online, she came back with a horrifying discovery. “The answer is…nightmares.”

The bird in the picture, as it turns out, is not some alien species, but rather, a barn owl.

“The bird in the center is what a barn owl would look like with almost no feathers,” Jeffrey Meshach, deputy director of World Bird Sanctuary, told BuzzFeed. “It’s actually a great photo showing how much feathers change the appearance of a bird.”

Of course, it wasn’t enough for social media to see a naked owl. They also had to see other naked animals, like chickens, possums, hedgehogs, and perhaps the freakiest of them all, bears.

OK, that’s enough internet for one day.

Via BuzzFeed

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