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The Owl and the Pussycat – not quite!

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!

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