When Even An Owl Needs Some Tenderness


Everyone needs love, affection and attention.  No matter if you are human or animal – or even what type of animal – a bit of caressing goes a long way.  Well, this could be no clearer than what is seen on the recent youtube video that was posted about a “lovely owl.” Fast approaching 5 million hits to date since its posting just over 2 weeks ago, this viral video is now up to number 2 on the Top 20 List as comprised by Viral Video Chart.  It seems that the lowly owl – the animal not really seen as a cutesy snuggler – has finally enjoyed its 15 minutes of fame by coming this far.  Well, actually if you want to get really pedantic, its 1.47 minutes of fame.

It seems that this video marks the only time an animal has made it this high in the Viral Video Charts ever – indeed, no other animal video has ever even made it onto the list.  The list primarily comprises music videos.

Take a look at the video and see the pet owl Molla being caressed at a medieval falconry event which takes place near Milan, Italy. It is a celebration of various types of birds of prey.  You will see different types of owls on the video but Molla is clearly the movie’s star.