by Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 4 April 2013

Spoiler ahead: owls behaving wickedly. This owl, as seen on a Japanese variety show, knows at least two ways to scare off other beaky threats: puff and fluff up (cute) or supershrink into what looks like a cross between Lord Voldemort and Megatron. It’s a hoot. According to another YouTube user who uploaded another clip of similarly, er, talented owls, this particular owl species might be Florida Eastern Screech Owls. Bird experts, anyone?