Great Horned Owl seen swimming in Lake Michigan


It’s something you’ve probably never thought about before, but evidently, owls can swim.

A video published on YouTube on Tuesday by Chicago-area photographer Steve Spitzer shows a great horned owl gliding through the waters of Lake Michigan, according to WGN-TV.

Spitzer said he was at Loyola Park Beach in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood when the owl was forced down into the water by a pair of peregrine falcons.

He told WGN-TV a bird rescue team was called to come out to the beach to help the owl, but the bird was able to fly away first.

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