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    Re: Visited by a predator

    Great picture! I always have a camera with me when I'm hunting to take pictures of animals.
    One of my favorite from last year.
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    Re: Visited by a predator

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by dohboy View Post
    Great picture Gerhard. They rarely make it to Ohio but when they due they make the news. We live on Snowy Owl Circle.
    I should have remembered that having been there a couple of times. Hawks are fairly common here and I have seen other owls but this was the first for a Snowy Owl. Dean I took the photo with a point and shoot camera with a zoom lens and it reports the focal length as a 129 mm equivalent.

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    Gerhard -

    Very nice photo. Are you sure this isn't a clever combination of white and dark chocolate?

    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST Gui View Post
    I'm not a birder but I do like owls. They're truly interesting birds. Maybe the coolest thing about them is their stealth capabilities though I don't know if that's shared by every variant.
    I watched a nature show one time that said their favourite food is skunk...... owls have no sense of smell.
    Kool picture Gerhard. A friend was into woodburning and entered a competition with a fine art woodburning of a snowy owl. And I have a Brent Townsend print of one.
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    That's fantastic! When I was in college, a snowy owl appeared one day, perched atop a gable on the oldest building on campus. It hung around for a couple days, surveying the bustle of students and faculty, and then wasn't seen again. It's a privilege to have such an interaction with such a normally elusive creature.
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    The Snowy Owls have crossed Lake Erie and made the news. They showed one resting with the Cleveland Lighthouse in the back ground.
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    Re: Visited by a predator

    We have a lot of raptors, owls and others around our place all the time. They'll go after anything moving up to about 10 or 12 pounds. I have to go outside with my little toy rat terrier at night when he goes out to do his business, to guard him from owl attacks. One of our neighbors had their chihuahua killed a couple of months ago by an owl, at night out taking a dump. She found his body about 100 yards away from her yard after seeing him carried off.

    So after you've seen plenty of them around and the novelty wears off, they're just kind of a pain in the behind, something else to worry about.
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