Face Your Fears What is that scary noise? While listening to the sounds of the night, Hamilton Troll hears something that scares him. He soon discovers that it is a young owl named Whitaker who is being taught by his parents how to hoot. Unfortunately Whitaker needs a lot of practice. After the lesson is…
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Did You Know Owls Owls cannot chew their food because they do not have teeth. Instead, they swallow their food whole. When their food contains things they can’t digest, they regurgitate pellets (throw-up) Owls are unable to move their eyes which means they must turn their entire head to see in a different direction.
Whitaker’s parents were teaching him how to hoot, because owls don’t instinctively know how just like human children need to be taught how to talk. Whitaker’s hoot though sounded more like a ghost’s eerie boo or he shrilled so loud it hurt Hamilton’s ears.