Why this owl is no pussy­cat

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

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

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