DH just took Sissy outside for the last call. He said he kept hearing an owl.
It was a very deep call.
He went to the side of the house to investigate and their was a huge
Great Horned Owl - 2 1/2 ft. tall and it took off and it's wing span was
about 5 ft.
That is scary.
The birds hunt at night by waiting on a high perch and
swooping down on prey. Prey is quite variable, but is
predominantly small to medium-sized mammals such as
rats, squirrels, mice, moles, voles, marmots, skunks, shrews,
bats, weasels, gerbils and even porcupines. Locally, hares
and rabbits can comprise a great majority of subsistence
for Great Horned Owls.
These birds also have 500 pounds per square inch of
crushing power in their talons. A normal man has about
60 pounds per square inch in his hands
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