What Predators Eat Owls?

Photo: Artur Luiz / Flickr
Photo: Artur Luiz / Flickr

Depending on the owl’s habitat, size and species, foxes, snakes, squirrels, wildcats and eagles are all owl predators. Most adult, healthy owls are considered safe from most predators but injured, small species or young owls do have a higher risk from predators.

Owls have natural camouflage. The owl’s plumage often make it nearly invisible to would-be predators. The owls feathers, coloration and texture patterns help hide it from other animals. The owls distinctive sounds and vivid eyes are usually the only factors that give its location away. Owls have very sharp talons and beaks that help keep it safe from predators.

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