One child’s hobby horse toy became a plaything for a young owl, as Eric Lind witnessed the unusual sight in an Illinois neighborhood.
“The young neighborhood owl has taken this stick horse and is flying around the neighborhood with it,” wrote Eric Lind on Facebook. He informed his neighbors, “Hilldale/Forest Park/Ridge lane neighbors…if your child is missing their stick horse, you’ll have to talk to the owl!!”
The owl belongs to a family of owls that have been living in the area for around six months.
Lind filmed the owl’s unique catch as proof of what he witnessed.
He made sure to let viewers know that the owl did not seem to be in danger of getting tangled in the hobby horse.
“For those of you who are concerned if the owl is injured or ‘entangled’ in the hobby horse, we have no evidence to support this as we witnessed the owl moving the toy around and even changing its hold on it at one point,” he clarified.
Lind continued, “If anyone sees that the owl is in danger or believes it is hurt, I am sure the appropriate authorities will be notified.”
The young owl will most likely learn quickly that his catch is not something to eat and will hopefully leave the toy somewhere where it can be discovered by its owner.
Rewritten Source: https://www.reshareworthy.com/owl-captures-childs-hobby-horse-toy/