Even though I had JUST seen Harry Potter, I completely forgot about the significance and juicy roles for owls in that series.
Delving more throughly into my Owls in the Media research, I came across this clip from a Japanese TV show. This clip demonstrates that even while trying appear as a something fairly innocuous(in this case, a frickin tree), owls can’t help be betray their inner badassary.
If you didn’t watch that, White-face Scops Owl defends itself by either fluffing its feathers up peacock-style or assuming a long, pointy looking cat-shape that’s supposed to look like a tree. Supposed to look like a tree but looks like a demon.
There’s also this owl gif
Just try to not not watch it.