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Meet Bertie, the owl who is afraid of going outside… and he loves nothing more than helping his owner make a cup of tea!

Bertie, the three-year-old tawny owl that is agoraphobic. He shares a farmhouse with his owner Peter Middleton, and after his daily bath he likes to dry his feathers by sitting on top of the aga. When he isn’t welcoming guests with a hoot or preening them on the sofa, he’s hard at work letter shredding in the office. Mr Middleton said the domesticated owl, which he adopted after he was left abandoned on the ground, hates the outdoors. He said: “He just doesn’t like going outside, I think he’s agoraphobic. He’s not used it and he’s very comfortable in the house.”

Via Daily Mail

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Surgeons performed a C-section on this turtle and saved her life!A turtle named Dabao was a bit lethargic and zookeepers at China’s Chengu City Zoo thought she was sick and sent her for x-rays. The results were surprising: 14 eggs were stuck in the birth canal. To make sure Dabao survived, the surgeons opened the shell with a skull opener, carefully removed the 14 eggs (which were immediately buried in sand to await hatching) and resealed the shell with epoxy resin.Read more: http://bit.ly/1j2zcqQ via Digital JournalImage via Scientific Illustration for the Research Scientist | somersault18:24
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scienceyoucanlove:

Surgeons performed a C-section on this turtle and saved her life!

A turtle named Dabao was a bit lethargic and zookeepers at China’s Chengu City Zoo thought she was sick and sent her for x-rays. The results were surprising: 14 eggs were stuck in the birth canal. To make sure Dabao survived, the surgeons opened the shell with a skull opener, carefully removed the 14 eggs (which were immediately buried in sand to await hatching) and resealed the shell with epoxy resin.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1j2zcqQ via Digital Journal

Image via Scientific Illustration for the Research Scientist | somersault18:24

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