Adorable owlets hatch in Dripping Springs owl box

Two owl babies hatch in their owl box (Dawn Denny/KXAN)

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — A pair of fuzzy owlets is making their mark in Dripping Springs – at least to one excited family.

Our Dawn Denny shared the photos, though her daughter Grace did all the photography work! Brave Grace got up there to snap a picture of the two screech owls that hatched in their owl house.

And while getting the perfect shot took some mastery – sneaking up the corner of the phone in the box’s hole to snap the picture – it wasn’t quite clear what pictures they’d gotten until they looked back at their camera roll.

I’m glad Mama Owl didn’t take offense and get too protective with her razor-sharp claws.

The family just got the owl box in February, excited now to call it a real “home.”

Dawn’s owl box isn’t the only one home to new guests; Abby Satori sent in pictures via our ReportIt feature of owlets in her Southwest Austin owl box.

The Austin area’s been abuzz with critters popping up and buzzing about — where it’s birdies, and bunnies, and snakes! Oh, my! provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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