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Barn owls love voles. You’re likely to find vole bones when you dissect owl pellets. But have you ever wondered about voles themselves? What they look like, where they live, what they eat? 

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Scientists can’t seem to fully agree on when they became the domesticated, adorable companions we love so much. Some think there was one domestication event, some think there were multiple, and others think they “self domesticated”.  

Regardless of when and how they found their way into our hearts and onto our couches, it’s clear that our cuddle buddies are pretty different from their wolf counterparts. But how?

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In Harry Potter, there isn’t much information presented about Harry’s owl, other than her magical ability to carry letters for him to pretty much anywhere. So let’s dive into what snowy owls are actually like. 

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