Great picture: “Magical mates: Owl hitches a ride on dog’s back Willow and Merlin became fast friends three months ago when the owl’s daily exercise was combined with the dog’s walk. Now the unlikely pair are a familiar sight to residents of North Wales.”
Meet Willow the Barn owl and Merlin the Lurcher. They became fast friends 3 months ago at the falconry center in Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales, where they live. The owl’s handler Lorwi Peacock says the special relationship started when she was exercising Willow while Merlin was being taken on his daily walk.