What nimrod came up with the idea that Mockingbirds are sacred creatures? I mean really, what ever happened to natural selection? What is it with the Mockingbird in our tree out back that announces all light long, "Tweet, tweet, tweet, here I am! Come eat me!" But nothing ever does?
Now, I'm not suggesting we make a national past-time out of skeet-shooting the beloved state bird of TX, TN, AR, MS and FL with BB guns. Just gently suggesting that maybe the owls need to step up there game a bit. What do they need, an engraved invitation to come sample the loud little crunchy snack with a sweet, gooey center that sings all night in our tree?