Considering that the logo of the Kanha National Park contains a deer and a tiger and the fact that people instantly associate Kanha with the tiger, it may come as a surprise to many that the unofficial mascot (or mascots) of the jungle is a family of spotted owlets. I am not kidding you- pick up any magazine or any popular literature on the park and chances are that you will find a photograph of one of more spotted owlets sitting in a particular oblong shaped hollow in a tree.
This tree is one of the first things you come across as you enter the park and is home to a family of spotted owlets who decide to occasionally grace the tourists with a glorious vision of themselves. However they do not really reveal themselves until they are convinced that they are at their cutest best.
What follows is a photo slideshow of what happened when one of the spotted owlets was caught surprised and unprepared on camera by the Myna Chronicler.
Oh its too late for that you angry young owlet! Better learn to keep a lid on that temper of yours…otherwise you’ll start turning into a Myna (gulp! I hope the Mynas aren’t reading this.)