Owls in different forms and shapes were a reoccuring event during the last months I lived in Prague. I had this extraordinary nature experience one evening when I was doing my workout in an outdoor gym I used to run to in Divoká árka. It was starting to become dark and there were as usual some bats flying overhead. Suddenly I saw in the corner of my eye this huge grey shape fly without a sound into the forest a few metres away. I thought it was some nocturnal bird of pray just passing by and didn't give it much thought at the moment. A few minutes later though, something which I at first believed was the biggest bat I had ever seen passed by right in front of me, but the moment after I realised it was an owl. When I was finished with my training I started running back home. Nothing particular happened for a few hundred meters, but when I reached the end of a large field I saw something at my side; it was the owl that had followed me. I stopped and the owl started to circle around me at a distance of about two meters. I raised my hands and the owl tried to follow the movements of my arms. It circled me six or so laps and then it flew up into a tree and sat there looking at me. I said "ho, hoo, hoo". The owl said nothing. I continued running towards the forest, and then the owl started circling me again and I stopped and held out my arms to see if it would land on them, but it didn't. Then something even weirder happened; a tiny bat, no larger than a mice, came flying and started following the much larger owl, closer than half a metre behind it. The owl stopped circling me and flew away into the forest, with the bat close behind. And that was it.
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