Watch: Owl swoops in, man Swiffers it out

How to get rid of an owl in your home using a Swiffer. (Screenshot from YouTube)

How to get rid of an owl in your home using a Swiffer. (Screenshot from YouTube)

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, Last Updated: 2:43 PM ET

Swiffers aren’t just for cleaning floors anymore, they’re apparently excellent at safely removing wild owls from your home.

Colton Wright discovered this the hard way. He posted two videos to YouTube documenting his experience of trying to get rid of an owl that had become lodged in the blinds of his kitchen window.

(Warning: video contains language that may be considered offensive to some viewers)

In the first video, the owl flies directly at Wright and he does what any right-minded person would do – scream his fool head off.

But Wright still had a problem he needed to solve. Enter the Swiffer.

Holding the cleaning apparatus in one hand and his phone in the other (a vertical video is somewhat forgiven in this instance) he manages to get the owl on the end of the Swiffer and very carefully steers the bird out an open window.

This is intense stuff - as the owl keeps eye contact with the camera as he is slowly lead out the window.


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