The truth about owls, though less mystical, is no less interesting than what human culture attributes to them. Know your owls poster With hunting behavior, the owl is really an impressive killing machine. It can even kill even bigger birds or animals.
Strong legs, sharp claws, and wings evolved to minimize the sound of flight, ears and eyes are extremely agile, the owl never fails to hunt. Different from the beliefs of most cultures, owls are visible in daylight, albeit not very keen.