Owl hanging upside down - maybe thinks the tree branch hides him! RESEARCH #DdO:) MOST #POPULAR RE-PINS - www.pinterest.com... - ANIMALS OF A DIFFERENT. Owls in 2 families: true or typical owls & barn owls. Nature scientists identify 216 species but only 18 = barn owls. Names like Elf Owl; Barred Owl; Snowy Owl. They eat creatures that damage, incl mice, moles, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels. About only critter that's HAPPY to eat skunks!
I think peacocks are stunning birds, but they absolutely scare me to death. photo by Jason Busch
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.