Talking of Harry Potter, my town celebrates arts and entertainment events every month, and this month Harry Potter was one of the main themes of the event. Harry Potter fans filled the streets to be a part of the costume party and play life-size chess board, and also had their photos taken with the Talking Sorting Hat. But, for me, star of the show was "Archimedes" - a horned owl, which is the largest breed in the world with big yellow eyes; no wonder I was breaking out in a cold sweat when I was posing with him. After contemplating for a few minutes, I decided that I wanted a picture with him. Despite being afraid of being so close to this powerful, wild bird I managed a smile for the camera.
How often do you get to see an owl up close? It was really cool to see an owl perched on the educator's hand and see its head move almost a full circle. It was creepy cool!
I had to share this (very) exciting news with you all. Sorry for the bad, blurry picture, but it was dark and the only thing I'd was a crappy cell phone camera. Have you ever seen an owl in person?