Hey Piping Plovers… At Least You Aren’t In Florida

WPTV – A Facebook video that shows what appears to be a West Palm Beach man with a federally-protected owl in his car is going viral and getting the attention of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

In the video, you see a man with a Great Horned Owl driving with it in his lap.

The video caption says: “3am in the morning we are drunk and we are high. We bout to take this thing home and eat it up just found it on the road.”

David Hitzig, with Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, is also aware of the video.

“In the video you see them picking up some type of alcohol bottle, drinking, and in the comments they are talking about being drunk and high and taking this owl home to eat it,” Hitzig said.

Hitzig says the owl is protected by Federal and State law.

“Having an owl like this in your possession is a felony…to me the concern is what happened to the owl, where the owl is now, and did anyone cause harm to the owl,” Hitzig said.

And Piping Plovers think they have it bad on Cape Cod? We rope off areas of beach and build them condos and they still need more protection. We should install flat screens on the beaches and play this video on a loop so the Plovers can see what real danger is. Maybe they’ll smarten up and start appreciating what they have.

Hey Plovers, you think it’s tough to survive alongside a bunch of Cape Codders? Try being a Great Horned Owl and living with these dudes that want to throw you in a crock pot at 3 a.m. with a pint of Hennessy and garnish your ass with a few buds of chronic. You have no idea how good you have it Piping all over our peninsula with no recourse.

P.S. How about the wildlife guy doing the Walter Sobchack: “Also, let’s not forget – let’s *not* forget, Dude – that keeping wildlife, an amphibious rodent, for uh, domestic, you know, within the city – that ain’t legal either.” Thanks for the info brah.

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