So you think YOU like owls? Trust me, there will always somebody who likes owls more...
We imagine, as we watch them rip off tiny fuzzy bunny heads and swallow them whole, that there's got to be something more to these ferocious creatures.
Well, for one, owls are just plain cool. One of the largest owl species, the Great Grey Owl, has a wingspan of up to 5 feet. Yet they sneak right upon their prey (most of who have exellent hearing, I might add) completely silently.
And who could resist the upside-down head of a burrowing owl?
My falconer friend Shawn owns a Great Horned Owl of his own. Contrary to popular folklore, his owl is not a harbinger of death.
Since ancient times, people have owned owls. Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, war, and the night, had a Little Owl. Accompanying her on her shoulder, the owl revealed unseen truths to her, and had the ability to light up Athena's blind side, enabling her to speak the whole truth, as opposed to only a half truth.
Unfortunately, this picture of a baby barn owl could ruin the owl's image for everyone.
But for the most part, owls do receive the recognition they deserve for their beauty and splendor.
There's even a butterfly that wants to be an owl. Appropriately named the Owl Butterfly, this dainty devil scares off predators by by flaunting its owl-like wings. I saw many of these beauties when visiting tropical countries like Costa Rica, Belize and Brazil.
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This blog is dedicated to my good friend Shelly, who now loves owls as much as I do.