I ran another Tall Tales program this weekend and a young visitor, Alex, knew so much about animal adaptations that we decided to put together this story. I hope you enjoy it.
“Once upon a time there was a fox and a turtle. Then two owls appeared and one was a Snowy owl and a Great Horned owl. The two owls were the best of friends. The owls were nice just like the Painted turtles and the red fox. The four animals decided to go on an adventure. Well, the snowy owl was looking for his prey and he mostly likes mice and carrion (the remains of dead animals). Suddenly, the animals heard a noise. It was the Great Horned owl looking for food, like a turtle cause they feed on turtles! Well, the fox and turtle got scared. Then the painted turtle was almost caught! But the fox threw him onto some wood so he wouldn’t get hurt so he could camouflage. The Snowy owl’s name is Snowy. The fox and the turtle were very good friends. They were so happy they escaped from the great horned owl and the Snowy owl. The Great Horned owl and Snowy owl learned a lesson that they don’t catch their prey all the time cause their prey can camouflage like the painted turtle. The End!”