When I first saw the picture, I was shocked. The picture was of an African Grey Owl with a seed-eating mouse. The fact that it ate a mouse was not the worst thing in the world. I can’t be the only person who would have thought the food chain started with a mouse eating a seed-eating moth, or a mouse eating a seed-eating katydid? And then there is the fact that the entire thing is ridiculous.
You’ve already read this topic, but I think you’ll find it interesting. I’m sure you’ve seen an owl before, but what role would it play if a mouse came along and ate its seed?. For this purpose, I went searching for a mouse-like bird that eats the seed of a seed-eating tree. In nature, a bird that eats a bird is called a seed-eating bird. You can think of a seed-eating bird as a bird that eats seeds.
This is a question that always comes up during our discussions with the animals. A rodent is a very intelligent animal. They can see and hear. Their sense of smell is very sophisticated. But do you know what kind of intelligence those rodents possess? Of course, you do. It’s the kind of intelligence that makes them such an effective hunter of animals. It is the kind of intelligence that allows them to hunt something that they can easily digest. The mice and rats all prey on insects.
The most common question we get asked is, “What is the most common type of bird in a bird feeder?”. The answer is usually more along the lines of, “just one.” But for bird watchers, these days, there are so many different varieties of birds in bird feeders that it becomes difficult to choose the right bird for your bird feeder. That’s where we come in.
The answer to this question is a great question that all of us can relate to. We have seen what has happened in the world of owls over the years. We’ve seen them kill chickens, cats, dogs and even other birds and they are now being hunted by the birds themselves. Now it turns out when an owl eats a seed-eating mouse, it is one of the biggest players in the food chain.
What would an owl or mouse eating a seed-eating rodent do in the world? The answer is, very little. But not for the reason you may think. A small owl or mouse that has a seed in its mouth will be able to consume as many seeds as possible before it’s finished eating. This ability to eat as many seeds in as many stages is called ‘glimpsing’.
I get asked a lot about the role of an animal in a food chain and this is a question that has been on my mind for a long while. The answer, as with most things, lies in the eyes of the beholder and what we see is what we get. While I am no biologist or wildlife expert to tell you that an owl that eats a mouse does not make any sense to one’s brain, it does make some sense to me.