Thursday, October 25, 2007

Screech Owl

We were very excited last year to see a screech owl in our neighbor's tree.  Last night, we saw one in our own tree--saw it fly to a hole, go inside, come out and fly away.  It would be very exciting if it would nest there.

8 comments:

Nadine said...

It would also be very exciting if you could get pictures of it! Cool!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

So far we have only seen it at night, though I got a VERY good view of it in the dark as it flew close to my head. :-D

coffeypot said...

At least you won't have to worry about little critters being around while it’s in your yard. But, then, it wouldn’t be there if there wasn't a food supply. Watch your feet.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

good point--at least I hope they are little creatures and not big ones (like rats), and I hope he (or she) doesn't drive them into the house!

[Dunno if a little screech owl could take a big Norway rat!]

coffeypot said...

I couldn't take a Norway rat. Even with a shotgun. I'd be afraid it would take it away from me and beat the shit out of me.

coffeypot said...

I also believe that if you are real quiet you can hear a Norway rat sneaking around your yard saying, “Here kitty, kitty, kitty.”

BTW, what is a Norway rat? I assume they are big mothers.

FeeFiFoto said...

We live on a wooded property and since I've lived here I've kept a running list of all the varmints who've come to visit. Owls are on the list, as well as hawks, deer, moles, voles, coyotes, opossums, snakes, toads and more and more... I like it, as long as they remain outside the house.
I tagged you on a post today. Enjoy.
http://blog.feefifoto.com/2007/10/in-honor-of-my-.html

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks Coffeypot and Fififoto with the cool name for your entertaining comments, LOL!

Norway rats can get pretty huge--one time on a Sunday morning I was sitting outside city Hall in car waiting for someone and I saw some motion nearby in the bushes and the place was crawling with HUGE rats. Hundreds of them, very weird and scary. Another time I went to a barn at night and flipped on the light and hundreds of rats scuttled over the hay--eek. I was attacked by a Rat once my garage as a kid--my brother killed it with an ice chopper.

I like your animals better, FeefiFo. You must live in a wonderful wild place.