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Kayaker Saves Owl [Pic]

Aboard a kayak on Finlands Lake Tuusula, Pentti Taskinen saw something splashing in the water. When he paddled closer, he realized it was an owl about to suffer a slow, hypothermic death. So he saved it.

After the owl climbed aboard, it cuddled up to Taskinen and nestled itself partially under his life vest while he paddled back to shore. (Awww.) Once the bird — believed to be a northern hawk owl — dried off and regained its strength, it was able to fly away on its own.

Cutest little owl

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Date: 11/08/13 04:40 PM

16 Responses to Kayaker Saves Owl [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    Link: Kayaker Saves Owl - Cutest little owl
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    CCMA_19 Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    no picture :(
  3. Profile photo of McThstlpnts
    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm
    Story with no evidence :(
  4. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    LOL, mod screwed up. You should have seen the owl. Hang on...

    link

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    jclv Male 40-49
    387 posts
    November 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    Here`s some pics.
  6. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    November 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    He looks really pissed off.
  7. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2013 at 10:28 pm
    Ohhh I just want to kiss it`s little head :( Poor Guy, but very lucky!
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    November 9, 2013 at 12:41 am
    An owl is as cute as a cat, and just as much the predator. They like getting scratched on the head too, just like kitties.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    November 9, 2013 at 6:47 am
    Lucky little owl... my god that is so sweet it is silly!
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    PopCap Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2013 at 9:06 am
    Finland, huh? That makes sense. In the US, if a Fish and Game warden had caught him, he would have lost everything and likely been arrested.
  11. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2013 at 9:40 am
    PopCap

    For plucking an owl out of the water???
  12. Profile photo of Stormith
    Stormith Female 18-29
    543 posts
    November 9, 2013 at 10:16 am
    @popcap
    I read that as the owl being arrested
  13. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2013 at 10:41 am
    @Stormith

    This is a clear case of drinking and flying.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    Owls are fantastics!
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    WhoSaidWhat Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    @Swaywithme

    Yes. Fish and Wildlife is pretty over the top here in the states. They would prefer that you call them, and the owl died while they were in route to save it, rather than you save it yourself. Quite ridiculous. You`d likely get charged with harassing wildlife, illegal possession of a wild animal, endangering wildlife, and I`m sure they could come up with a few other charges as well.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    I would have saved it and just not taken pictures. The stupid Fish and Wildlife service can go F*** themselves. If they want to let an animal die, they can start with themselves.

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