Mismatched Monday::The Fig Thief and the Owl

by heatherkp

Two unrelated photo’s with a little mismatched story, you can fill in the blank words…Have fun!

There once was this injured owl who was discovered by way of a prank.  Two kids were out for a walk and stumbled across a neighbors fig tree.  Hungry and curious one of the them decided dare the other to climb the tree to reach for some ripe figs.  After climbing just a little way up and eating a few of the sweet juicy figs they both decided to climb up a bit further.  When they did they discovered a sleeping owl in the tree.  They were so curious about this owl sleeping during the day that they made many loud noises and threw ______ at it until it woke up.  Once startled awake they saw the owl turning it’s head from side to side with large golden open eyes and became frightened because of the horned appearance of the owls ears.  They climbed down and ran home to get some binoculars for a better look.  When they returned they saw that one of the owls wings was badly injured.  They decided to tell their parents even know that meant admitting to stealing the figs from the tree where they found the owl.  They returned the next day with their parents who made the kids explain to the neighbor who owned the fig tree what they had been doing and who they found in the tree.  Together they researched and found a local Birds of Prey rehabilitation center to call.  Someone from the center came out to rescue the owl that day and within a couple of weeks they had nursed it back to health from the injured wing.  They learned that this type of owl is called a Great Horned Owl and the rehab center decided to let the kids name the owl ______.    Unfortunately the owl was no longer able to ____ because of it’s injury so the rehabilitation center would have to keep the owl in managed captivity but this meant that the kids would be able to go visit ______ from time to time.   They neighbors were so touched that the kids found the owl in their fig tree that they told them when to just come knock on the door when they wanted to pick some of the ripe figs again.

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2 Comments to “Mismatched Monday::The Fig Thief and the Owl”

  1. Aren’t they just beautiful feathered creatures. Last Winter we had a whole family nest in our rooftop.The little ones making lots of scurrying movements!!

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