Far-Sighted Tie-Up -- Owl, Japan *RERUN
The Tsugaru Plain in Japan's Aomori Prefecture is the top apple producing region in the country. But a menace threatens these succulent treats. Voles wreak havoc by gnawing at and destroying the trees. In response, farmers have begun building "owl houses" to attract the pesky rodent's natural predator. Our cameras capture the night hunter in action both in the orchards and in their man-made nests raising their adorable young. "Owl" is well with this win-win, far-sighted fruit-bearing tie-up!