Video of the Week: Cute Baby OwlPublished January 18, 2013
The other day a friend sent me one of the most darling “baby critter” videos that I ever have had the pleasure of viewing. Because I found this cute baby owl video so incredibly delightful, I probably watched it at least a gazillion times. In fact every time I reloaded it, I enjoyed it even more.
As far as I am concerned, there is nothing more "awww" inspiring than a really well-crafted video featuring an extremely cute baby animal. What makes them even more appealing to me is when the subject of the film seems to really appreciate the touch of a human hand.
This said however, as I was reading the video’s description written by its creator, “Found this owl at a 3D archery tournament and decided to film me petting him. . .”, I found myself concerned about whether this captivating feathered little owlet was destined to be used for target practice at the tournament.
To lessen my anxiety, and to decide if it would be ethical for me to positively review this video, I did some research to learn exactly what 3D archery is all about.
According to Oregon Sportsman, 3D archery is a target shooting sport that is popular among hunters. However, it is a sport in which the archer uses life-size three dimensional life-like targets of a variety of species of game in order to hone their hunting skills. The targets are made from self-healing foam and closely mimic what a real life hunter would experience. Anyone at any skill level can participate.
Initially these targets were made for bow-hunting practice, but as the sport gained popularity, 3-D archery became more than just something for skill building. It has also became an activity where participants can compete in simulated bow and arrow hunting to experience hunting without the killing of live animals.
The earliest targets were made to resemble deer. With today’s improved technology many companies now offer many different “simulated” animal species including dinosaurs and even aliens!
So, without further ado, knowing that the owlet is safe, do take a moment to fill your “awww” quotient for the week, by watching “Baby Owl Enjoys being petted”.
How quickly did you fall in love with this little owlet? Tell us in a comment.