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An owl sat upon a thin branch, staring into the darkness. She heard a call from a fellow Northern Saw-whet owl, but it was unusually loud. She was debating whether or not to check it out. Another thing she noticed were the faint replies from other owls, but all Northern Saw-whets like herself. She waited for a while, then echoed the noise from her own throat. And then she waited. When it was clear the loud owl was not coming, she decided to go to it. She lifted her russet brown wings, and started to fly to the noise's origin. However, before she got more than fifty feet, she ran into something. It was not a hard collision, but her wings and talons were snagged in something she could not see. The owl struggled, but to no avail; she only managed to tangle herself in the net, for that is what it was, more.
She felt a vibration in the net as another Northern Saw-whet get itself stuck in the net. She could see it was a male, and he was to her left. The replies to the now obnoxious c