Burrowing Owls are Cannibals!

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A family of burrowing owls by Annette Herz
A family of burrowing owls by Annette Herz

Burrowing Owls aren’t just odd because they live in burrows and spend most of their time hopping about on the ground – although that’s odd enough.
They have also been seen, when food is scarce, resorting to cannibalism. They will steal the owlets from other burrows and feed them to their own!

See burrowing owls in action (not being cannibals though) at ipfactly.com/burrowing-owl/
View the full sized photo A family of burrowing owls by Annette Herz cc2.0

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