Once upon a time there was a river where different birds used to come. They would always fight over the best spots and never got along. One day a bird catcher came along to capture some birds to sell in the market. He snuck up on a cluster of birds and threw his net over them. In a panic, the birds tried to fly in all different directions to get out, but found they were going nowhere. Then, the wise owl suggested that they should all fly in one direction to escape with the net. The birds stopped panicking and did as the owl said. They flew away with the net in their beaks, leaving a confused catcher on the riverbanks.
(Adapted from Indian folklore)