63. Theme 316 ~O-Owl~

Among early English folk cures, alcoholism was treated with Owl eggs. The drinker was prescribed raw eggs and a child given this treatment was thought to gain lifetime protection against drunkenness.  Really????

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5 responses

  1. Danudin

    Among my Kiwi Friends (Mairi) This owl is called a Mopock. A Harbinger of death, but to me it is merely a Beautiful Barn Owl and I envy you the shot immensely.

    June 5, 2011 at 4:05 am

  2. Tony

    poor little owls, of whom were stolen the eggs … there are beautiful pictures, I do like them very much, I am an admirer of the owls.

    June 5, 2011 at 9:41 am

  3. Beautiful owl. I think I like the B&W better.

    June 5, 2011 at 10:49 am

  4. Wonderful detail. So crisp yet feathery soft. Beautiful capture!
    Love the trivia . . . never heard this before.

    June 5, 2011 at 11:53 am

  5. I love the color version. Wonder if any species were endangered because their eggs were stolen. Owls are so elegant and mysterious.

    June 5, 2011 at 10:46 pm

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