Man captures video of baby owl on his back patio

Imagine seeing an owl staring at you through your window.

A valley man couldn't believe it, he had to take video of the baby owl on his back patio so he could share it with others.

Greg Watkins first thought it was a cat, but it turned out to be a very different critter.

"There was this owl staring at me you know," said Greg Watkins.

The winged visitor arrived Sunday morning and planted himself on Greg's patio doormat.

"And he just sat there staring at me, every move I made, I thought maybe he saw his reflection, but he was looking at me," said Watkins.

The unusual scene was deserving of a cell phone video. So Greg cautiously opened the door.

"I put it (the camera) right in his face, sitting right there; I thought for sure he'd just go away," he said.

But he didn't go away, in fact, he stayed for 10 hours. Occasionally he'd rest his eyes, click his beak, and enjoy the nearby golf course.

"And every one in a while he heard a golfer and his head would turn all the way around, watching the golfers over there turn all the way back around," said Watkins.

The video of the avian squatter caused quite the buzz on social media.

"I got a lot of comments from Facebook, why don't you let him in etc., I said he has talons... I'm not going to let him in," he said.

Greg did offer the owl food and called animal control in case he was injured. But at 5 p.m., Greg had to go, and when he returned his mysterious visitor had disappeared.

"It was quite an experience," said Watkins.
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