My family rescued a baby barn owl when I was a kid. He fell from a nest in the rafters of an old cotton mill. We took him to the Carolina Raptor Center in Charlotte, where he grew into a healthy adult -- save for a constant head-cocking tic. Needless to say, they did not release him into the wild. He became one of their beloved mascots.
The Owl is at home in the night. It has great awareness of all that is around it at all times. It has predator vision, which means it sees clearly what it looks at. It has great intuition: it is the totem of psychics and clairvoyants. It has the courage to follow its instincts.