Whether you have a squirrel problem around you house, or are just curious about owls, you may have wondered what the diet of owls consists of.
Do owls actually eat squirrels? Well, let’s find out!
Let’s start with the basics. Owls are carnivores, which means they eat meat (other animals). Squirrels are meat, so they certainly qualify to be a part of an owl’s diet.
Owls are bird of prey, and mainly feed on small mammals and rodents, with some insects thrown in for variety. Squirrels are actually considered a type of rodent, so they are within the group animals that an owl might consider food.
So let’s cut to the chase: Yes, owls eat squirrels!
In fact, owls are often used specifically for rodent control. By encouraging owls to live on your property, you are introducing a natural predator that will take care of those pesky mice, rats, and squirrels for you.
Still need more evidence? Take a look at this video on an owl munching down on a squirrel. Tasty!