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Skinning the barn owl I picked up from the side of the 5 Fwy in preparation to be mounted (aka stuffed, which we don’t say anymore because it’s technically incorrect).
What I’ve learned:
-barn owls are ALL wings and legs and have the tiniest trunk, in contrast to chicken and duck, who walk more than they fly
- Their skin is super thin
- Their wing feather quills go beyond the skin and almost into muscle
- Their quads are big but their calf and shin muscle groups are even bigger (makes sense since they have to claw and grip hard when catching their prey)
- around their ears they have a flab of skin that creates a funnel, amplified by the feathers inserting into that skin. That’s why owl are such great listeners
-puppeteers must have been inspired by tendons and sinews. They are exquisite pulley systems.