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Feeding the Owl #7539120 06/21/19 01:41 AM
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Had a squirrel in one of the bird feeders this morning. I gave him a lead injection with the Tikka, and the wife was immediately after me to get rid of the carcass. But I forgot. Just now we were standing in the window watching the twin fawns in the front yard/pasture when she remembered the squirrel that I had forgotten. We switched our attention to where the squirrel was and darned if there wasnt a whopper of an Owl standing on the squirrel. He just stood there for maybe 5 minutes before lifting off to a nearby oak tree, with the squirrel.

I mentioned to the wife that I knew an Owl would get the squirrel, but she called BS...


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Sounds like a wonderful morning, I'm jealous.

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Wish I could shoot the squirrels in my yard, well done by you and the owl.

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Got another squirrel bird seed thief a day or so ago. Owl got that one and ate it. Didnt get a squirrel today, but the Owl is sitting on a low limb, waiting. He and I have the beginnings of a synergistic relationship, though I let him down today.


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Here he is. Wheres my danged squirrel?


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They love cats too!!

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That is cool up Looks like a great horned owl but I could be wrong.


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Originally Posted by 603Country
Got another squirrel bird seed thief a day or so ago. Owl got that one and ate it. Didnt get a squirrel today, but the Owl is sitting on a low limb, waiting. He and I have the beginnings of a synergistic relationship, though I let him down today.


You have initiated an entitlement program now. rofl Now if you default tomorrow he may contact the ACLU for his emotional distress. texas

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That is awesome, I have only seen little Barred Owls at my house and those arent a common sight. I would love to be able to watch a big barn owl every now and then.

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Originally Posted by OneK
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Originally Posted by Sneaky
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I was talking to the guy who processes my deer last year, and he told me an owl had swooped down and stolen the rabbit fur lure he was using for calling in coyotes. The lure part is magnetically attached, and the owl took off with it. smile

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Originally Posted by 603Country
Got another squirrel bird seed thief a day or so ago. Owl got that one and ate it. Didn’t get a squirrel today, but the Owl is sitting on a low limb, waiting. He and I have the beginnings of a synergistic relationship, though I let him down today.


Not sure about owls but hawks only need to eat about every 3 days.


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Looks like a Great Horned owl up


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Just dropped another bird seed thief. I hope the Owl will take it off this evening.


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Cool!!

We usually have a pair too. Their main diet is squirrels also.


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Originally Posted by 603Country
Just dropped another bird seed thief. I hope the Owl will take it off this evening.


Waste of good squirrel. Try barbecuing the young ones. Stew the old ones.

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Well, wouldn't you know it...Just had two of them in my backyard last night. They were fighting with other birds. Quite a show!


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Pretty cool photo!

If you're shooting the squirrels with lead pellets and the owl is eating them regularly...you're slowly killing that owl via lead poisoning also via ingestion. I'd recommend just throwing the squirrel out. Just the $0.02 from a biologist who has looked at a lot of lead poisoning in birds, both waterfowl and scavenging birds.

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does Tikka make a pellet gun? I would guess it was a rifle and the bullet passed thru ...


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It was a 40 gr pellet from my 22LR, and just one of those, so worry not about the Owl.

I have bigger things to worry about. We had a bobcat in the yard a couple of days ago, which is no big deal, but we have all those new fawns. The wife loves those fawns. Last evening that bobcat let out an inhuman howl and the wife jumped 2 feet in the air and both cats tried to rip the screen getting back inside. So she said to shoot the bobcat, which might be tough if I never see it again, but Im not shooting the bobcat. Ahhhh...Wimmin!


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