Scinece Fair Author:Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson Toby lay as still as possible, his eyes on the owl - or whatever it was - perched overhead. Toby could see its talons gripping the perch. They glinted in the light coming through the store window from the mall concourse. Made of metal - steel, it looked like - the talons were at least six inches long ending in curled, sharpened points. Definitel... more »y not a standard-issue owl.
Its laser eyes tracked back and forth, scanning the store. Toby studied the pattern: the twin red dots started up on the ceiling then swept down to the floor. They continued across the tile to a spot right in front of the owl, and then the owl's head rotate slightly to the right as the beams flicked back up to the ceiling and the process started again. Each cycle was fast, taking only a second or two, ceiling to floor. In no time - less than a minute - the red dots would fall on him, and the owl would do to him what it had done to the eggplant: turn him into a sauce.« less