Tawny owl swooped over houses and trees like a ghostly shadow across a full moon. Mouse poked his tiny pink nose nervously out of his cosy nest, hidden between gnarled tree roots. With an ear piercing screech, owl spotted her prey and dived towards darkness. Mouse froze with fear, his heart pounding. In an instant, mouse bolted to his hole. disappointed, owl turned and soared across moonlit trees once more.