By T.J. Kastl, Gr. 3

We hear owls hoot at night near our home.

The owl usually lives alone and hunts at night. There are about five hundred twenty-five kinds of owls.

The smallest owl is the elf owl. It lives in southwestern United States and western Mexico. It is hardly six inches long. The largest owl is the great gray owl. It lives in Alaska and Canada. It is thirty inches long.

Most owls eat mammals. The larger owl eats rabbits and squirrels. Smaller ones eat mice, rats, and shrews.