In this clip, an owl suffers an apparent identity crisis and barks repeatedly like a dog while amused zoo-goers look on. Bad dog! Er...owl.

To be fair, the animal is actually a Barking Owl, a species native to Australia that can make sounds ranging from barking dog noises to intense woman-like screams. (Basically, it is terrifying after dark.) Still, it's a hoot (pun intended) to hear this owl do a convincing impression of man's best friend.

Check it out below and recall that we did, in fact, include owls in our list of 12 cute animals to watch in 2012.

[BuzzFeed]