A male great grey owl and the pint-sized long-eared owl have become inseparable since they began sharing a nest at a wildlife park in Goldau, Germany.
The junior partner - at 12 inches tall - is just half the size
of its landlord and doesn't even seem to be put off by the fact that he has
share the nest with a full time mate and several chicks too.
Wehrle: "A great grey owl would normally see this sort of owl as a
snack. Normally a long eared owl would be too scared to go anywhere
near them," he added. But observers say he has been accepted completely
as one of the family.
Wehrle added: "They all get on very well
together and we think the two grey owls must have accepted the long eared owl as
a chick because they even try to feed it from time to time."