This Dutch Owl Lands On People's Heads Just Because It Damn Well Can

We all have our obsessions…

For this odd Eurasian Eagle-Owl, it's landing on people's heads.

Yes, that's right…

This feathery fellow has an affinity for perching himself on a nice, inviting noggin.

"Excuse me, is this head taken?"

"No? Great, thanks. Don’t mind my talons."

The handsome bird has been head-perching for some time…

Fortunately, Menno Shaefer, a 48-year-old from Zaandam, Netherlands, managed to document the trouble-maker. Shaefer had this to say to the NL Times, “Whilst photographing the owl, it did try to land one my head once, however, as soon as I lifted my camera to get a shot, the owl flew onto my neighbor standing by my side. It was a very funny thing to watch, however I’m just as confused as anyone as to why it does this.”

A number of citizens over the past several months have reported being made into a perch by the bird, and many believe he may have escaped from an aviary.

Which is a logical assumption, seeing as most wild birds don’t feel the innate urge to land on human beings, let alone their heads.

Wherever the bold and humorous bird is from, he's officially put Noordeinde on the map…

And residents, despite their soar heads, are sincerely grateful.

Perch on, feathered prankster, perch on.