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April's faces: The best animal images

April 29, 2010, 9:09 a.m.
Acrophobic owl

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Acrophobic owl

Troy the Tawny Owl doesn't give a hoot about flying high — because he's scared of heights. The fearful flyer gets in a real flap when he takes to the skies, and refuses to soar any higher than head height. Terrified Troy, who lives in Andover in the U.K., has forgotten how to be a bird — he was hand-reared since he was only a few weeks old.