Ein aussergewöhnliches Zuhause für eine Eule : eine Regenrinne in Lake District, England .
Eggnog the little owl (Athene noctua), hides in a drainpipe in the Lake District, England.
OWL you get in there? This Little Owl peers menacingly from his new home - a drainpipe. The feathered critter was pictured hiding in the shoot in the Lake District. The owl - named Eggnog after the alcoholic drink - spends large parts of his day in there. Keepers believe he prefers the safety of the drainpipe, allowing him to keep watch on any potential prying predators. Little owls are the smallest in Britain and feed on beetles, earwigs and earthworms. Florence Nightingale once owned an owl called Athena, after their latin name Athene noctua, who travelled around the world with her. And a sharp rise in the demand for pet owls has occurred -thanks to the Harry Potter films. But the demand has led to black markets and seen an endangered owl crisis develop.
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