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July 29, 2015 06:00 PM

Owls have long been regarded as the wisest of animals, from centuries-old folktales to Harry Potter.

But Yoda the owl may be the very first to earn book-borrowing privileges.

Yoda, a regular fixture at London’s University of Bath, is brought to the campus twice a week to scare away seagulls. Earlier this month, the university awarded the 7-year-old bird with his very own library card.

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“The University has invited Yoda and his handler Marcus to visit the campus twice a week as an environmentally friendly method to control the seagull numbers on campus and thereby limit the potential adverse effects a large gull population can have,” a University of Bath spokesperson told Mashable in a statement.

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“In recognition of his valuable service to the campus, the Library Management team has issued him with his own library card.”

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Next step? Awarding him an actual teaching position to match the “prof” designation on his card.

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