Thousands Watch As Owlets Hatch In Calif. Yard

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Barn owls Molly and McGee settled inside a little owl house set up by a couple near San Diego, Calif., in January. Perched high on a pole, the box was outfitted with a Web cam. Over the last several days, thanks to the Internet, fans were riveted as the owlets hatched.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Some owls have joined pussycats as stars of the Internet. Molly and McGee settled in a little owl house - a couple near San Diego outfitted with a Web cam and perched high up on a pole. Over the last few days, fans were riveted as four owlets hatched. One viewer wrote: Molly and McGee plus four is the most addictive reality show. Generally it's pretty boring, though once in a while McGee screeches in with his prey - dead mice and gophers.

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