SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Owl mistaken for screaming woman

Sunday March 25, 2012 Australian News Channel
What does a hooting barn owl and a screaming woman have in common?

A lot, apparently, according to an alarmed Victorian fisherman who made a frantic call to police to report that a woman was being attacked on Friday around 10.30pm.

Six Melbourne men on a fishing trip in Mallacoota on Victoria's east coast claim to have heard a woman screaming multiple times.

They went out with torches to search for the victim but couldn't find anyone.
Police decided to investigate ... and found it was a feathered offender, a barn owl.

Acting Sergeant Mark Tregellas told the relieved fisherman an owl's call can be very similar sound to a woman's screams.