Why this owl is no pussycat
KETTLE may be a cute bundle of fluff now but he — or she — will soon grow up to be a possum’s worst nightmare.
The eight-week-old sooty owl, gender yet to be determined, is being reared at the Feathered Friends Sanctuary, a haven in Western Sydney for injured or abandoned birds.
Kettle and another, as yet unnamed sooty owl, were removed as eggs from their parents in the sanctuary to ensure their survival.
“Kettle got its name because it makes a screaming noise, like a boiling kettle. But we still don’t have a name for the other owl, so we’re taking suggestions,” sanctuary founder Ravi Wasan said.
Kettle the baby sooty owl. Picture: Sam Ruttyn