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The Spotted Owl's New Nemesis

Animals  (tags: conservation, endangered, extinction, habitat, wildlife, killing )

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An epic battle between environmentalists and loggers left much of the spotted owl's habitat protected. Now the celebrity species faces a new threat--a tougher owl. When is it appropriate to kill one species to help another?

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Barb K (1688)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 7:02 pm
What a sweet, precious, face! Big, beautiful, all-knowing, eyes! I'll pray for the spotted owl's safety. TYSM Marilyn.

Saturday August 3, 2013, 7:04 pm
Oh dear! It seems that we have certainly upset the balance of nature, doesn't it? It seems SO sad that we have to make awful decisions as to when to intervene to save a species or not. I DO wish the planet was still untouched and everything pefectly in synch with everything else! It would be so awful to lose these dear little Spotted Owls as they are just so incredibly endearing! Thannds Marlyn for this intesting article.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:12 pm
As the saying goes wise as an owl! When is it ethical to cull one species to save another, let nature take care of this & mankind keep out of it! Thanks Marilyn.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:18 pm
Ever notice mankind NEVER learns from his mistakes? We are a doomed species, problem is,,, we are killing off other species to the point of extinction.

Those who take the time to read this will understand what I am saying

Eternal Gardener (745)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:09 pm
Let nature take its course...whenever we meddle with her it never serves a solution without triggering new problems...

Michael Carney (217)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:03 am
Noted...Mankind is the worst thing that's ever happened to the Earth, and to the Animals most of who were here before we were...

zora b (85)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:27 am
The owl is simply adorable. Thank you Marilyn and Barb for sending me this lovely story.

naomi c (55)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 4:31 am
beautiful creature! thank you, henriette and marilyn.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:09 am
Noted. Thanks marilyn for this story. Thanks Henriette for the forward.

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:35 am
DARWIN , would say the survival of the fittest
and I agree,let nature do what it does
unfortunately because of logging,we have already changed the evolution by playing games with the future of the spotted owl, so if man made this mess,morally what is the imperative about fixing it???

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:23 am
No don't kill the other species of owls.

Elizabeth Pugliese (8)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:00 am
That's nature. We shouldn't interfere to tip the balance one way or another.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:58 am
The biggest nemesis that the animals have are, People!

Barbara F (47)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:46 am
Noted. I agree that humans are the owls (and all other species) nemesis. We should NOT interfere with nature! It's not our place. Thanks Marilyn for the article and Barb for the forward!

June M (139)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:56 am
thanks marilyn for sharing

cynthia l (207)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:11 pm
man is the plague of this planet. Stop interfering with nature

Kathy B (106)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:46 pm
Ah, but we interfer with nature on a regular basis, as the saying goes 'damned if you do, damned if you don't'.


bev g (128)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:49 pm
I AGREE with CYNTHIA B. ....MANis evil

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:50 pm
You don't kill one animal to save another...why must we always interfere. Animals have thrived 4 zillions of years until humans showed up. Thanks Marilyn

Jaime Alves (52)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 2:53 pm

Inge B (202)
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Carmen S (611)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 4:12 pm
thanks Marilyn, it's time people stop the interference and leave the animals alone

Sheila D (194)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 4:38 pm
Read and noted with sadness. Thank you.

Shirley S (187)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:59 pm
NATURE must be the LEVELER not man.

Ravenna C (20)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:41 pm
Owls are such magical creatures

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 7:14 pm
There must be another way to save the spotted owl, other than slaughtering the other owl!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:16 pm
Speaking of mankind. Anybody see how 13 thugs with guns took out this dangerous criminal? A baby deer.
Please sign and watch the video that is there,, nothing graphic other than my thoughts.

Lisa Z (168)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:55 pm
Shared on FB.

Danuta W (1249)
Monday August 5, 2013, 1:40 am

. (0)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 2:15 pm
As if these poor little owls don't have enough people!! I hope they survive. TY Marilyn and Henriette for the fwd

AnimalWhisperer Caswell (154)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 2:25 pm
Regardless of whatever humans may think, the Eco System takes care of itself, if left alone. The problems begin when humans interfere. This applies in all areas.

SANDRA R (144)
Tuesday August 13, 2013, 4:09 am
Beautiful animal. Thank you Marilyn.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 10:26 pm
Better late than never. Sorry, Barb! I just discovered this in the inbox. Thank you both for the news.
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