During the safari game is not uncommon to see birds of prey such as owls on branches near the camp baobabs Savute Elephant Camp by Orient Express in Botswna , in the Chobe National Park . Owls are well known to be very versatile birds in their habitat. They are able to live in a variety of places, and some of them can get to surprise you. The most common place to find owls are forested areas. They have a place that mark as their own territory , and where they can hide during the day from predators and access to a lot of different food sources because of the other creatures that live in the forest. Some species of owls are able to live in the rainforests , they do very well with moisture and rain . They are able to find good places to live and to protect them from their environment , however , these places are more predators which have to hide . Some people assume that only owls live in trees , however, take any opportunity they can to find shelter or claim any environment. For example , they can live in the trunks of trees and on the tops of the stables , others live in shrubs and bushes , in which you might never think to look . The owl is an animal very fast , your vision is unique and has very sharp claws , so hunting for food is not difficult . For the owl is very important to hunt their own food , the prey is something you hardly see in an owl. Food is something that varies depending on factors such as season or where they live , however is common to see them catching mice , rabbits , spiders , insects , snails , worms , crabs and sometimes fish and reptiles. The owl has an excellent sense of hearing , which allows hunting even when completely dark. It is capable of immobilizing with his claws in a split second their prey , which can lead flying somewhere near or with the aid of its beak & devour it in the air , this depending on the type of fish concerned. The amount of food that the owl needs depend on issues such as the species and its size, a remarkable feature is the fact that the owl swallows its food, not chew . It uses its beak to tear easily swallowable pieces & everything goes directly to be digested , which is why after about ten hours form granules which regurgitates . These granules are formed by things like crushed bones , skin & feathers, which they are unable to digest.