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J.270 Uluuka Jaataka Once the birds wanted to select a king because all the other animals had kings. It was proposed to make the owl king, but when the vote came to be taken, a crow stood up and objected, saying ‘If this is how he looks when he is being consecrated king, how will he look when he is angry?’ The owl gave him chase and the birds chose the goose instead. Here began the eternal enmity between the owl and the crow. The story was told by the Buddha when it was reported to him that owls near Jetavana were killing numerous crows nightly. 58/156 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.ii.351ff. enmity, appearances

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