Who would have thought our toilet would be at the center of our wildlife exploration in Uganda? Who needs a national park when you have a toilet. After Lizard, frog, cockroach and giant millipede experiences there was more coming.
Neighbour: “There’s a bird in the toilet”
Me: “Oh really” (Not so interested, this isn’t unheard of)
Neighbour: “We’re scared of it! We’ve never seen this bird before.”
Me: “Really? (Starting to get interested) That’s odd, what does it look like”
Neighbour: “I can’t describe it. It’s bigger than a pigeon, it has big eyes and it looks strange”
I wandered to the toilet to find a gorgeous owl, looking a bit perplexed. It was lucky to not have fallen into the toilet hole! I was amazed that none of the locals had seen one before, as they can’t be that rare around here. On reflection though, owls are quite odd creatures and I can see why they could be scary! We ushered him out and he flew away to eat more pesky rats and live another day