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Owls and their eyes (and ears)
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Owls typically have large eyes.
They see very well.
Owls also have very good ears.
They hear very well.

Wikipedia has a good article that briefly describes vision and hearing in owls.
Read those two paragraphs and answer these questions:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl



1. Are the Owls' eyes able to move?
2. Can the Owls see far well?
3. Can the Owls see near well?
4. What is it about the size of the Owls' retina that helps them see well?
5. Are some Owls a nocturnal animal?
6. Are the Owls' ears symmetrically positioned?
7. Why are the Owl's ears positioned that way?
8. If an Owl had to pinpoint and locate something would the Owl use the eyes or the ears?

9. Are the human's eyes locked into position like the Owls?
10. Are the human's ears positioned like the Owls.?
11. Which would be more fixed in position in the human, ears or eyes?
12. If you, a human, had to pinpoint and locate something would you use your eyes or your ears?
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After reading about Owls, and answering those questions, answer these opinion questions:
In your opinion:

A. Do you think it is natural that eyes should not both be at 20/20 natural vision? That it might be more natural that one eye always defers slightly than the other eye.

B. If you had to be an owl what will you change about your human vision and hearing?

C. If you were an owl and had to change into human vision and hearing, what would you change and do you think you will still be a good hunter as an owl?
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