Rather, the Morepork and the Hunter Cat!
My niece’s cat brought in a ‘present’ for her yesterday afternoon – a Morepork (or Ruru).
Moreporks are nocturnal – sleep all day and come out at night – so imagine this poor Ruru’s shock when the cat caught it in the daylight hours.
My niece freed the Morepork from the cat and after a few minutes it started to fly around the house….. and then out into the big wide world again. Happy ending – yes!
By the way this all occurred in Auckland’s inner-city suburb of Remuera! Moreporks in Remuera – who would have thought!