Photographer ruffled owl’s feathers by waking it up with the sound of camera shutter

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The owl awoken after the sound of the photographers camera shutter in Parc Angrignon, Montréal, Canada

This is the moment a photographer ruffled an owl’s feathers by waking it up with the sound of his camera shutter.

André Lanouette, 60, disturbed the bird as it snoozed peacefully – watching it open one eye to look at him before nodding back off.

The eastern-screen owl clearly didn’t want to be disturbed as it picked the perfect spot to get some shut-eye, camouflaging itself in the hollow of a tree.

But despite looking annoyed about the sudden wake-up call, the owl was quick to close its eyes again and continue its afternoon nap.

The sleeping owl in Parc Angrignon, Montréal, Canada. (André Lanouette / SWNS)

André said: “It heard the click of my camera and it opened one eye only.

“It looked annoyed but closed its eyes immediately after seeing who was there.

“He didn’t open them again and carried on with his siesta.”

André spotted the owl while walking through the Parc Angrignon, Montréal in Quebec last week.

The owl awoken after the sound of the photographers camera shutter in Parc Angrignon, Montréal, Canada. (André Lanouette / SWNS)

The park, which contains 20,000 trees, winding paths and a pond surrounded by cattails, was inspired by the design of 19th-century English gardens.

“I didn’t immediately see it because it was so well camouflaged,” said André. “It was about 25 feet up the tree.

“A regular to the park pointed it out to me after seeing it a few days earlier.

“I think it is used to hearing and seeing people go by but didn’t look like it wanted to be disturbed at this point.”

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