National Geographic : 1944 Jun
A Bag of Bird Portraits (c)National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Arthur A. Allen Nature's Mousetrap-a Young Saw-whet Owl Lunches near Grand Canyon, Arizona Its mother had cached a white-footed mouse on a branch while teaching it to hunt. The friendly Saw-whet Owl may sometimes be captured by hand in daylight as it sits quietly in a thicket. In adult plumage the breast is heavily streaked. Its rasping cry sounds like a saw being filed.