How Many Licks Does It Take to Get To the Center of A Tootsie Roll Pop?

I had a meeting in town this fine 5th Day of May.  I had just crossed the low water bridge, and was feeling good when I saw this:

Surely that is not an Owl..

I beleive it is Mr. Owl.. and he’s looking at me!

See his wings in the top left corner?

He let me get about 10 feet from him, then he flew off.  He left before I could ask Mr. Owl.. “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?”.