numerous stories are told about them.
If you travel the islands, you may very well see another species of owl. The common Barn Owl was introduced to the islands in 1958 to help control the rodent population, especially in the sugar cane fields. As often happens in such situations, the owls made no quantifiable difference in the rat population, but instead developed a taste for some of the endangered native bird species. A controversial plan has been proposed to remove them from Hawai'i.