We were fortunate enough to be visiting the owl aviaries at the World of Birds in Hout Bay, when their keeper came round to feed them
One particular owl called out to him and he hooted back in the same manner. They had quite a conversation, then the man held up some chicken gizzard on one side of the netting, and the owl swooped down for his treat.
He really was the Bird Feeder!
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post script: For those of you who read my post, “Baby“, yesterday, the answer is Guinea Pig.
I’ve never seen one of this uniform grey colour before, and it stumped most of you too. As of going to press; Garfield Hugs is the only one who got it right. Well Done: virtual pellets on their way to you!
None of you were tricked into thinking it was a HAMSTER, despite my name!
Animals you thought it might be:-
GERBIL (3 votes), CHINCHILLA (2), DASSIE/ROCK RABBIT/HYRAX (2), and one vote for each of the rest; DEGUS, JERBOA, RABBIT, YETI and SASQUATCH! (Thank you Tom for those last two suggestions.)
Thank You to all who participated.