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Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

Posted by nliakos on August 13, 2010

by  Stacey O’Brien.

This really is a remarkable book.  It tells the story of how a young Stacey O’Brien was given a 4-day-old barn owl to raise, and how the owl imprinted on her as its mother (improbably learning how to wash its face and take baths–owls do not normally even drink water, and their feathers do not repel it) and then when it reached sexual maturity, fell in love with her.  She devoted her life to the owl for an astonishing 19 years.  The book is full of fascinating owl facts and funny and touching anecdotes of life with an animal completely different from those we are used to living with. It’s a quick, educational and very entertaining read.

Here is a link to the website.

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One Response to “Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl”

  1. Stephanie said

    That is a great video. I love the owls.

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