By Samantha W. (11 years old)
I am an owl. We owls are nocturnal birds that hunt small mammals and insects at night. My cousins the Fish Owls specialise in hunting fish while another relative, the Snowy Owl hunt in the day. However, we Masked Owls feed on small animals.
My normal daily fare would be a warm blooded creature like a field mice or a leveret. As a matter of fact, a good serving of leveret is the best meal an owl could ever have and if I chance upon a baby hare escaping its burrow, the poor bunny would be history.
Our biggest enemies are the human race. I had a close call when I was out hunting once. A hunter thought I would make a nice stuffed decoration on his wall, so he tried to shoot me down. He managed to damage my left wing and to this very day, I thank my lucky star that Owlea, my twin was with me. She flew straight for the hunter’s face like an arrow released from a taut bowstring, and pecked at his eyes, allowing me to make my escape.
This talk about hunting is making me hungry. It is time to go hunting for my midnight snack while you humans sleep. Wish me luck!
- Snowy Owls by Oscar Grullon (esekfosterparrotsscholars.wordpress.com)
- Odd Owl (georgiabackyardnature.com)