I have only seen a very few Barn Owls in the wild. They are mostly nocturnal and this photo is of a real owl but both the mouse and the owl are dead. The owl is stuffed and in the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum in Provo, Utah on the campus of Brigham Young University. My wife was interested to find out while doing some family research that she is distantly related to Monte L. Bean who married one of her ancestors. Although not very extensive, the Bean Museum is really interesting and worth a visit if you are in the Provo area.