You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Driven Around Drunk With A Live Great Horned Owl On Your Lap
The Great Horned Owl is a federally protected species of bird, as it has faced extreme habitat decline over the years and a subsequent huge decline in numbers of birds. So naturally a ton of people began to freak out when these dudes from Florida uploaded a video of them allegedly cruising near I-95 in Palm Beach, both drunk and high (and still drinking), and with a great horned owl riding on their laps:
The video was taken by a man named Johnny Duverson and initially uploaded to Facebook with the caption: “3 a.m. in the morning we are drunk and we are high we bout to take this thing home and eat it up just found it on the road.” But according to WPTV he later backtracked on his original statement:
“It didn’t fly away so we knew it was hurt. Leave me alone,” Johnny Duverson said.
Duverson says he was with his cousin in the car near Blue Heron and Interstate 95 when they spotted the Great Horned Owl and picked it up. He claims the owl was already hurt when they found it.
Duverson says he shot the video, then he says they dropped the owl off in Lake Worth.
Duverson admits he wrote on Facebook: “3am in the morning, we are drunk, we are high, we bout to take this thing home and eat it up just found it on the road.”
But he says what he wrote on Facebook is not what happened.
“I know what I put on Facebook. That is what I put. I can put what I want on my Facebook. But like I said, I just woke up and you are coming to my door with this stupid stuff,” Duverson said.
A spokeswoman with FWC says the Great Horned Owl is protected by the Federal Government which is why Federal investigators are involved.
In this video you can clearly see a bottle being passed around with booze in it, an owl in the car, and him driving. So I don’t really get how someone’s going to be able to talk themselves out of this:
Never change, Florida.
P.s., never drive drunk.