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Harry Potter and the PSA by lyosha Harry Potter and the PSA by lyosha
This was prompted by one of the barn owls I work with-- during a presentation, when I wasn't quick enough to call her to the glove, she spontaneously decided to land on my shoulder-- talons and all. It was Not Pleasant.

I would imagine that having a bird five times larger than a barn owl suddenly land on your shoulder would be a bit of a problem, magic or no magic!
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kitty12noir Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
LOL! OMG that is priceless!
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birdsofshore Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Haha, I love the contrast between Draco's smooth expression in the first, and look of terror in the second. JKR admits she made some errors with the owls in the books, but I never thought about this before! Very funny, thank you.
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Vaysh11 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
*lol* You made my Saturday morning with this art. Love the Owls face, and the little heart. :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I love it! :D
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PenndragonBazaar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
lol. when reality slaps you in the face
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GateKeeper27 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I don't have any experience with owls, but my dad does - and he got a pretty nasty gouge from a juvenile barn owl. I can only imagine what one of these freaking winged goliaths would do.
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DarthGojira Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
So who else wanted to see Draco get mauled by an owl? :)
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CrouchingAllosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
The reason I'd rather work with a bald eagle...
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:iconlyosha:
lyosha Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I enjoy working with our eagles more than our barn owls, yeah.
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ihatewaluigi1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I just love the second panel. ^^ The owl looks so lovable, yet so huge!!
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FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I've actually seen one of these in person recently. HUGE birds! And the one I saw was only 5 years old, so she probably had some room to grow still.

(Their wingspans are insanely huge, too. There was a very impressive FLOOF of wind, which made the 3-foot-tall fan blowing behind it seem barely noticeable in comparison, when that bird started flapping around!)
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lyosha Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Birds don't grow like mammals do. An eagle owl reaches its adult weight/size within three months of hatching, so a 5-year-old is absolutely as big as she'll ever be. Weight fluctuates within limits. But yeah, they're massive birds! :)
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JazzyTeaCup Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
The last panel made my day! XDDD
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, I love Harry Potter, both books and film. But being a falconer and having had large birds such as Eagle Owls land on my glove and feeling their talons even then, passages like that always make me chuckle as I imagine what would actually happen.
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:iconlyosha:
lyosha Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same, obviously. :) I wouldn't want my big female great-horned on my shoulder.
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Fluffy1907 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, poor draco, reality kicked in ^^ love it!!!!!!!
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9timechos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
ouch ouch ouchies >.< why did i ask daddy for the biggest owl in the shop, why? this must happen quite often in the Potterverse :)
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neartheruler24 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
AMAZING
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milliepops Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
This is still oh so brilliant. :D
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Dragsa Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BWAHAHAHAHA! -cough cough hack- I....totally....dig...this...! (no I ain't old enough to say "dig")
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123noona Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
It tells u J.K. never had any real experience with owls or eagles.
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SoraSlayer Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
That should have happened!! Awesome XD
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merely-mango Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
SO TRUE. Love it!
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JoyMason Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Laughed my butt off for this.

I too work at a wildlife center, and we have a eurasian named suzy who absolutely hates me.

They hurt..even with a nice, thick leather glove between you and them.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent.
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Libby-Eagle-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Our Barn Owls land all over us every time we do a demonstration! It is quite suprising when you don't expect it XD and then they bite your ears... ¬_¬
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:iconlyosha:
lyosha Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah! We are pretty strict on our training to prevent that, usually, but every so often it happens!
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Libby-Eagle-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
None of the others do it but we hand raised the barn owls last summer and everyones become a bit lenient with them XD They get told off when they land on other people though! :)
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:iconlyosha:
lyosha Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahah! Spoiled imprints, what're you gonna do? ;)
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Libby-Eagle-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wing it ;D
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ks-claw Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
*giggles head off* Could've been worse.. it could've been trying to shag his head!
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Vaprrenon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
this makes me happy XD That part always bugged me
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greycanbehappy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
:lmao: brilliant!!
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
I've worked with one imprinted barn owl on work experience, naturally, the requisite gloves were provided.
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ligea Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Awesome
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TarawynWorldwalker Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Hah! I'm currently getting to work some with an Eagle Owl... he's friggin HUGE and his mate's bigger. o_o
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silverwolf81 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Man that is so true...and I would have LOVED to have seen this happen to Malfoy.

Anyone who's taken a talon to flesh knows just why bunnies and mice always look so terrified, those sharp claws aint for show!
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Lauf-Koyama Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Ouch~ D;
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Never-Ending-Donkey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
A little more research never hurt anyone. :)
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TheWaffleFox Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
LOVE IT! Especial the "more you know" plug!
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DefinitionDiana Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
LMAO! The more you know xD
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The owl's expression in panel 2 = <3
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Spykkie-Sama Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always wondered what it was like to have a bird land on you like that... because i always noticed "most birds have some sort of nail/claw on each finger" but no matter the bird size it never seems to hurt on tv, does it... lol

Great drawings. ^^
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Lele-sa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this brings the LAWLS!
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heartsyhawk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
I did wonder about that, great job :D
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BakaBlueChi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
nice 8D
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ReimeiJCabbit Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
lolXDD
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yoshii15 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Tee hee I love it. :3
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littlebaldwin Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
The second panel is so much love in so many ways.
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Chilenita Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
hahaha... this made me laugh
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