How exciting! Molly, a mother barn owl, is currently in the business of hatching five tiny owlettes! Coming to you LIVE from the Owl Box, we can all witness these goo-covered babyheads emerge from their shells. Watch as Molly lovingly regurgitates dismembered rat carcasses into their peeping mouths! These are the tender moments that I live for. <3 <3
I really sweat the barn owl. See how beautiful and majestic they are? One time, Kurt and I went on an owl-themed date, how dorky is that? We attended a lecture about local owl species - my favorite part was when the owl handler explained how mother and baby barn owls line up on a single branch, wing to wing, and sway in unison to their own eerie song.
Also worth note: orphaned owls find motherly love in stuffed toy.