Warning: Graphic but not bloody.
Garry found the two owls in our stock tank and their spines seem to have been broken. I was told that other night birds or birds of prey may have won a territory war but I cannot fathom how these twins both landed in the stock tank.
The belief that the exchange of light for darkness and the celebration around life/death/rebirth is fitting with the traditional believe of owl. I couldn't help but think about this pair as light/dark.
We buried them gently in a spot that I will try to plant something perennial.