There was an owl who lived in a tree, and he cared deeply for the earth below him. One day, the owl saw a pair of rabbits hopping towards his tree, and he decided that he would greet them later in favor of his sleep. When he awoke, he discovered that he could not see the earth below him, for a giant cloud of dirt had risen where he would gaze. He screeched in shock and quickly flew to the ground to see if he could find the cause of this. When he landed, he saw the two rabbits from the previous day cowering underneath an exposed root. He looked at the land which had been gouged with scratch marks and upturned soil. "Why have you done this?" He asked the rabbits as he gazed at their handiwork. "We must find food by digging up the earth. It is how we live." They replied. The owl hmmphed and fixed them with a stare. "I will have none of this affecting how we other forest creatures live. Correct what you have done, for more than just you are affected by what you do to this earth." The rabbits then quickly set to work under the watchful eye of the owl. When the cloud of dirt had dissipated, he declared them done with their task. "But be careful with this earth." He warned them. "For if you do not take care of it, you do not know how it will get you back." The rabbits nodded and waited for him to fly to his nest before they themselves settled in for a nap.
When the owl once more awoke, he saw that the rabbits had not heeded his advice, for he again saw the dark cloud of dirt. He quietly lamented that such atrocities should befall the earth that he could not even see it. The dirt cloud heard him, and beckoned him to come closer, and the owl flew to the closest branch near the cloud, for it hurt his lungs to breathe in the air of the dirt cloud. "Owl," the dirt whispered, "the rabbits below have caused this. They did not heed your advice, nor have they ever. They fled their old home because they had destroyed it to the point where it became uninhabitable. Many creatures tried to warn them of their actions, but they do not listen with their big ears. You are an Owl! You can punish those rabbits, and return us to our mother." Owl nodded, and took to his wing. The rabbits heard the occasional muffle of his wing flap, but when they looked up, they could not see anything past the dust. It was not until Owl came screeching out of the cloud with his talons outstretched and his wild eyes furious that the Rabbits knew they were in danger.
As the owl gobbled them up, the dirt and the earth cried happily as they were reunited.