I read with great delight a recent story about a family who found a live Eastern Screech Owl in their Christmas tree. The little owl had apparently been the tree in their living room for about a week. They didn’t notice it when they decorated the tree. Many of their ornaments were owl shaped, so the hitchhiker blended right in. I was surprised it didn’t hoot or move much.
The family contacted a rescue organization that caught the owl and fed it up and got it back into the wild. The woman who found the owl in her tree was pretty delighted and said she felt a pretty special bond with the little owl. The native people Husband works with believe owls are portents of death. We all have different relationships with animals.
Any good owl stories? What animals have you had special bonds with? Have you ever had unexpected visitors?