Sometimes we just wish we could press the ‘unseen’ button – and that is what happened to many of us after author Dana Schwartz tweeted a shocking picture of a naked owl. “I just googled what owls look like without feathers and I am severely shook,” the woman writes. She followed it up with a tweet where a regular owl is meeting her featherless relative and a skeleton, calling the scene the ‘spookiest meeting of all time’.
The experts seem to confirm that yes, this is actually what the owls looks like underneath their glorious feathers. The deputy director of World Bird Sanctuary, Jeffrey Meshach, told Buzzfeed that in the second photo “the bird in the center is what a barn owl would look like with almost no feathers.” He added: “It’s actually a great photo showing how much feathers change the appearance of a bird.”
But all of this was just a little bit too much for the Internet to handle, with people saying the creatures in the picture might as well be dinosaurs or aliens. It also started a line of tweets showing featherless and furless animals in response to Schwartz’s horrifying photo.
We don’t know about you guys, but we are still not over it.