Null Owl

They stalk the northern mountains, taking stray animals like deer or mountain lions for a snack. Despite their hulking size, Null Owls are silent as the wind they fly on, able to swoop down on an unsuspecting prey without a whisper and take them back to their caves to be slowly devoured over a period of several weeks if the Null Owl is alone. Their white, speckled feathers, much like a snowy owl, provide amazing camouflage in their frigid habitat, everything except their face which is pure black, including their eyes. This is what gives them their name, the fact the last thing their prey sees is a black void, null of any emotion or pity.

Basic Information

Anatomy

Null owls are incredibly large, towering a good 6-7 feet in height and 12-14 feet long. Heavily muscled with a wingspan of 30-40 feet. Their claws are sharp enough to rip through fully grown trees and their beak is specifically designed to ever a spinal cord and rip flesh from bone.

Genetics and Reproduction

Null owls lay one egg at a time, guarded by the males of the species. It takes about 3 months for a cub to fully grow and hatch, then another 3 years to reach maturity.

Ecology and Habitats

Null owls thrive in freezing weather and mountains, loving snow and high winds. They build their nests in large caves in the mountains, which is also where they bring their prey back to to die slowly.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Null owls are carnivores and must eat meat. Every couple of weeks the female will set out, flying over the tops of trees looking for anything large enough to satisfy their needs. Deer, cougars, Bears, humans, anything. When the prey is located they circle it for a while before swooping down and snatching its prey in its claws. It then flies it back to their nest, wounding it just enough to keep it from running. From there it then slowly feeds off of their prey, keeping it alive for as long as possible. When it finally dies the female goes out again to get another.

Additional Information

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

THier vision at night is impossibly good, able to see clearly up to about half a mile. in the day primetime, however, their sight is subpar, not built to work in such bright sun. Their hearing is average for a beast their size.
Origin/Ancestry
Giffen
Geographic Distribution

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