Natasha Welch, 22, adopted Asian brown wood owl Haru when he was just a chick, but says that now he is seven months old he has 'taken over' her life.
The brown wood owl is one of the larger owls, with an average length of between 45cm to 57cm. They are perfectly camouflaged to their forest surroundings, with the main body a light chestnut brown, and barred with dark brown and white with faint white patches on the shoulders, and buff and brown streaked under parts.
Raptor Facts. These are large powerful birds that fly swiftly and silently through the forests. They have even been known to kill monitor lizards!