I was watching the PBS show Nature yesterday
The Snowy Owl was catching lemmings and as it brought them back for the owlets (don’t you just love that word), I notice the lemming had it’s eyes wide open. It didn’t move at all but it looked alive.
Now they also showed the falcon catching Snow Hares and those had their eyes shut but they were also bloody too.
My question is was the lemming alive and the Snowy Owl waits and kills it when it brings it back to the nest? The lemming wasn’t moving, but it’s eyes were open and it looked alive, except for the fact it wasn’t moving.
Of course the lemming wasn’t white, like the Snow Hare so maybe that’s why the Snow Hare appeared bloody. Maybe 'cause the lemming wasn’t white you couldn’t see the blood so good.