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People Are Just Learning That Baby Owls Sleep Face Down as Their Heads Are Too Heavy

It turns out that owls sleep with their faces down as their faces are too heavy and it’s honestly one of the cutest things ever…

Out of all the species of bird…

The owl is easily one of the most beautiful.

There are over 200 species of owls out there…

And these nocturnal birds of prey are best known for their unusual appearances.

Their faces are completely flat…

And they can rotate their heads and necks as much as 270 degrees.

Yikes.

This strange ability is made possible by the fourteen neck vertebrae they have compared to the 7 in us humans…

And this allows them to get a better view of their surroundings – making them very lethal predators.

Their carnivorous diet varies widely…

It includes insects and small rodents such as mice, rats and hares.

Some owls are also specifically adapted to hunt fish.

Owls aren’t exactly pet material…

Even though Harry Potter made a lot of us want our very own Hedwig!

Who didn’t want their own snowy owl when the Harry Potter movies came out?!

But the snowy owl isn’t the only gorgeous breed of owls out there…

These gorgeous creatures are vastly popular amongst bird watchers…

And recently, the bird watching community has noticed something very peculiar about these birds.

People on Twitter have been discussing the sleeping pattern of baby owls in particular…

And it turns out that these birds sleep in the most hilarious way!

It’s a very unusual sight…

And people have been left stumped over an owl’s feet, too.

So it turns out that owls sleep face down.

Yep, fully flat to the ground.

We can totally relate to this owl, by the way.

Many people didn’t believe that this was real at first…

But as this Twitter user pointed out, owls do indeed sleep flat on their faces due to the fact that their heads are too heavy for their bodies.