We were on a walk in Hayama with friends before dinner and there it was, standing in the sand, a pet owl on a walk with his dachshund brother. Oh the questions we had for this family, which of course, we could not because they didn't really speak any English. We tried! We do know that Mrs Pet Owl is five months old and she eats pieces dead bird (they showed us iPhone images). How they house such a creature is beyond me. Shoot, how they acquired such a creature is beyond me. Pretty sure this will be a first and last experience to go down in the books -- seeing a pet owl on a family walk on the beach.