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VIDEO: Watch This Owl "Swim"

Chances are this owl swims better than you.

Jessica Pineda

Ever seen an owl swim before? Steve Spitzer, a Chicago Birder, has. 

Spitzer captured this video of a Great Horned owl swimming in Lake Michigan. As Spitzer told WGNtv.com, the owl was forced into the lake by two peregrine falcons.

Those watching the owl tried to scare away the falcons, and then contacted a local bird rescue. The owl recovered however before they arrived, and flew away. 

While truly an amazing sight, I have to give credit to this owl too for giving me an educational afternoon. I've now spent some time learning if birds of prey can actually swim, and I gotta' say, I've learned a lot. Reading on Alaska's Fish and Wildlife website
, eagles have been known to swim, and can float because of their down feathers. Also, this isn't the first time an owl has been seen swimming.

Also, this bird swims better than I do. Why is that?

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Posted: December 4, 2014, 4:45 p.m. PDT

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