Sunday, August 27, 2006
My Mama was here visiting over the weekend. This morning we were sitting out on the back porch drinking coffee when this Barred owl flew across the pond. My husband seen her yesterday but we were not as lucky. She flew to several different places near the pond before I lost sight of her. I say "HER" because I believe she is a her. The males are usually a good bit smaller than the females. I have encountered barred owls up close and personal three times in my life. They are very docile. Federal and State laws are very strict about having an owl, birds of prey and other wildlife in your possession. Due to the experiences I have had with the barred owl, I came real close to pursuing a license in wildlife rehabilitation and specifically in birds of prey. A horrible incident with Auburn University in Alabama detoured me. It is still a tender spot with me and therefore I will not elaborate on that incident. I have often said if I had a career to do over I believe I would choose to be a veterinarian. But I am blessed because God continues to allow me wonderful glimpses of the animal kingdom He created. COOL!! HUH?