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Screech Owl

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Purchased from a collectable store that went out of business, this piece has been carefully checked, and is in perfect condition with the original box.

Interior: Horse - Call sounds like horse whinny  (The interior carving within your owl Pot Belly is a three-dimensional representation of the species’ vocalization.)
5% of owl Pot Belly proceeds are donated to Back to the Wild, a wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and education center in Castalia, Ohio.
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Eastern Screech Owl Minutiae
Also known as Ghost Owl, Dusk Owl, Spirit Owl, Mouse Owl, Cat Owl, Little-eared Owl
7 to 9.5 inches in length
21 inch wingspan
Occurs in two distinct colors: red and gray
Only small eared owl breeding east of the Mississippi River
Distribution: Eastern North America from Eastern Montana and the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico; from Southern Ontario to Florida, and South to Northeastern Mexico
Happy in a variety of habitats, from city parks to dense hemlock to suburban backyards
Non-migratory, year-round resident in its breeding range
An opportunistic feeder, taking a wide range of prey and sometimes tackling animals bigger than itself
Strictly nocturnal
Very aggressive in nest defense and has been known to attack humans who come too close
Nests in hollowed-out tree cavities or old woodpecker holes
Surprisingly swift and agile flier despite its short-tailed, non-aerodynamic shape and design
Have lived over 20 years in captivity, though unlikely to reach this age in the wild
Predators include other larger owl species, mink, weasels, raccoons, skunks, snakes, crows and Blue Jays.