Short-eared Owls nest in shallow, grass and feather lined depression in the ground. They are seen in fields, plains, marshes and dunes. It is often active during the daylight hours hunting for rodents late in the afternoon.
The owl is considered a protector of the night and a messenger in Zuni culture. This Elk Antler Short-eared Owl is carved and burnished to give detail. Inlaid with Gold Lip Mother of Pearl and Black Pen-shell eyes. The beak is inlaid with Smokey Black Mother of Pearl.
Signed: Troy Sice Zuni copyright 2021 6/17/2021 12pm.
About 1 3/8"high by 3/4"wide by 1"long