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Mary T. (185)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 7:39 pm
Oh why could they not leave the poor owl alone, Beautiful owl, Thanks Mick.

Jason S. (53)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 8:12 pm
good posting, thanks

Shirley S. (178)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 9:51 pm
An owl 2ft tall !!! Wow!!! If I was there with small animals I'd be worried too.

Lydia S. (161)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 11:52 pm
Wow , Absolutely magnificent animal ! But probably should not be encouraged to visit much .

Past Member (0)
Friday November 23, 2012, 3:07 am
I love owls, but would not want him my house.

Pat B. (355)
Friday November 23, 2012, 4:47 am
WOW...l would love to have seen this big guy...awesome experience. Glad he's in a sanctuary tho'. ;-)

Michael Kirkby (89)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:42 am
That's the size of a great horned owl. The problem is with him attacking things which might be understood as a territorial dispute. Find a nice big forest for this remarkable fellow.

. (0)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:44 am
Look at those talons! Not something I would want in my house.

Gloria picchetti (301)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:49 am
I hope they leave Eyeballs alone. He is beautiful. Of course, you can't leave your animals & kids outalone with him around. You have to pay attention. It's better than not knowing he is around. Carry a broom or rake around I guess?

Erika M. (201)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:59 am
Beautiful bird.

June M. (121)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:01 pm
beautiful owl..thanks for posting the story mick

Elizabeth Aldam (278)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:07 pm
beautiful owl.I hope everything unfolds well for him.

Birgitta S. (206)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:32 pm
looks so so..Wise ~TY Mick

michelle m. (41)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:51 pm
He is beautiful but it is not in his best interests for him to be encouraged to enter the house.
These tactics will most certainly lead to his death.Very stupid indeed!!

Lisa Neste (733)
Friday November 23, 2012, 1:12 pm
What a magnificent face! I love owls, thanks for sharing Mick.

carol k. (17)
Friday November 23, 2012, 1:50 pm
it is a Bird of Prey eats the flesh of animals it captures...just like humans do

Joanne Dixon (42)
Friday November 23, 2012, 1:57 pm
Let me get this straight - he's a non-Native owl? So he was imported, and then escaped? Seems to me he ought to be repatriated to his native habitat, where he has a chance to find snacks which are not indigestible, and maybe even meet some nice girl owl.

Dianne D. (471)
Friday November 23, 2012, 8:18 pm
I had an owl swoop me once. It was scary and they are silent flyers. We have 2 great horned owls living in my neighborhood. My backyard is a cattery, with fencing around the yard, so my cats can't get out, but the inside of the yard was not covered. The night before I was to leave on a trip, I was trying to get one of my cats, and just stepped out from under a patio umbrella when an owl swooped down to get my cat. I didn't hear the bird, but felt it. I looked up and it was just starting to fly upward about 3 feet above my head. It's wing span was about 5 feet. It really scared me and I realized that my cats were not as safe as I thought. I spent the whole night stringing bird netting across my backyard to protect my cats. Fortunately I had a lot of it on hand. Since then, the trees have matured and there isn't enough room for an owl to swoop down. Sometimes the owls will sit on my neighbors roof tops and peer down into the backyard, but Iím pretty sure my cats are safe. When I hear the owls hooting, I will go out and sit until they leave.

janet f. (29)
Friday November 23, 2012, 8:41 pm
I've taken a liking to owls recently. This one is beautiful. If he's able to live in the wild, he should be given that chance...preferably away from humans.

Pamela C. (75)
Friday November 23, 2012, 9:07 pm
I used to love owls, but, through the loss of a rabbit and, I fear, my missing cat, have come to understand that owls should not live near humans. This owl needs to be relocated. Anyone?

Pamela C. (75)
Friday November 23, 2012, 9:14 pm
Good to see he was captured and will now be with other owls.

. (7)
Friday November 23, 2012, 9:39 pm
Very Beautiful bird, I love owls but I'm glad he's in a sanctuary where he'll be safe.

june t. (66)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:36 pm
some of the locals were enticing the owl by leaving out food scraps - of course we all love to see wildlife around us, but enticing them with food never ends well....

Ruadha S. (6)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 12:10 am
Habitat of Eagle owla is all over Europe, Asia. India, China, etc, although I'd guess It would prefer trees and meadows, which is probably why they feel it escaped or was released illegaly. If you check on diet, they eat about anything up to deer fawns. But not people.
It sounds like the authorities are not sure that Owls R Us is a true sancturary.

Ruth C. (274)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 5:28 am
Absolutely beautiful!

John Gregoire (282)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 6:06 am
Thanks. I hope this sanctuary is legit

Muriel Servaege (55)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 7:34 am
Leave the owl alone!

. (0)
Monday November 26, 2012, 9:22 am
Beautiful owl..thanks Mick for these and all the wonderful pics
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