Blind barn owl feeds her fledgling by Marta Demarteau (6 images)

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A blind barn owl holds a mouse by the scruff of its neck as she leans forward to feed it to her hungry fledgling.

The 12-year-old mother, named Tyto, who can no longer see at all, caught the mouse through an exceptional sense of hearing.

The seven-month-old male - named Uli - eats the mouse straight away, swallowing it head first.

Having spent 10 years in the wild - well exceeding the four year life expectancy for a barn owl, Tyto now lives with her...
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