A Nigerian man recently caused a stir on social media after encountering an unusual creature near his generator.
Sharing his discovery on TikTok under the username @timitrey, he posted a video recounting how he was on the verge of switching on his generator when he noticed the presence of the mysterious being.
Expressing fear, he sought help online, triggering varied reactions from viewers. In a subsequent video, a brave individual stepped in to assist and safely remove the creature. Upon closer examination, it was identified as a barn owl.
The Barn Owl Trust explains that these birds of prey possess unique adaptations for nocturnal hunting, including highly sensitive hearing and the ability to detect movement in low light.
Despite this clarification, some netizens persisted in suggesting supernatural origins, labeling the creature as a 'witch' or something mystical.
The incident, captured in the videos, sparked a mix of curiosity, fear, and diverse interpretations within the online community.
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See some reactions from social media users
Kingsley said: "If na abroad now dem go carry am start de per am but since na naija u no fit trust anything ooo."
Omo this bird is very cost for market. "We dey call ham 0wiwi." Ayibatarinelson said: "Any small thing Jesus Jesus Watin happen????? So owl no fit chill for ur area again??"
THICK ENNY said: "The way my head swell......I rebuke every evil attack in the mighty name of Jesus Christ."
fashipegbenga said: "That bird go worth 50 million go ask Ola of Lagos."