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8 of the creepiest trees on Earth

By: Katherine Butler on July 16, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Close up a tree in Portugal that looks like the face of an owl

Photo: pedrosimoes7/Flickr

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The owl

Ever feel like you’re being watched? It’s probably this tree. Found in Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal, it brings to mind a demonic owl or angry alligator. In reality, it's a birch tree. Birch trees are characterized by lenticels, which are pore-like structures on the tree that allow it to breathe. Clearly, this tree gives off a creepy vibe.