Thursday, January 28, 2016

Great Horned Owl

My first hike home after our trip to Hawaii and I found an owl dead on the frozen creek.

It appears that it hit the power lines overhead & fell to the creek below.

Its a great horned owl.
What a beautiful creature.  I love how the patterns of its feathers mimic the tree bark.

And look at those talons.
Due to federal regulations, people cannot possess raptors or any part of them,
so I had to leave him to decompose in the woods.

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