PICS: This sleepy owl doesn't give a hoot after being found napping inside plane engine

2019-04-23 15:00 - Marisa Crous
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(PHOTO: Twitter)

This owl really didn't give a hoot about where it took its afternoon nap!

Owls are known for loving dark, calm and quiet places. Stowing themselves away inside in hollows of trees, or nestled on a leafy branch, one Aussie owl found a unique new hiding spot - inside an airplane engine. 

According to Travel and Leisure, a small barn owl was discovered napping inside a Virgin Australia plane engine. Luckily, workers spotted the bird in a routine pre-flight check. 

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Sir Richard Branson even tweeted some pics of the sleepy owl: 

The bird was removed from the engine and checked for any injuries before being released back into the wild. 

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