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(CBS Pittsburgh)   The Great Horned Owl strikes again   (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com) divider line
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2021-03-04 10:01:32 AM  
Wow, that's amazing! Nature red in tooth and claw, and apparently talon.
 
2021-03-04 10:23:36 AM  
We had a Great Horned Owl sitting at the base of a tree in our yard one day. I was excited to see it because we've got a rodent issue in our yard, and the snakes can only do so much to address them.

I was worried it was sick though because it wasn't moving around, but after about 30 min we noticed it poking at something in the ground. Then eventually it pulled a huge black snake out of the ground and walked it across the yard into the woods. So much for helping to control the rodent population.
 
2021-03-04 11:18:04 AM  

kevlar51: We had a Great Horned Owl sitting at the base of a tree in our yard one day. I was excited to see it because we've got a rodent issue in our yard, and the snakes can only do so much to address them.

I was worried it was sick though because it wasn't moving around, but after about 30 min we noticed it poking at something in the ground. Then eventually it pulled a huge black snake out of the ground and walked it across the yard into the woods. So much for helping to control the rodent population.


There's an absolutely massive owl that lives right next to my bedroom window. She's been going to town on the mice.

/ I hope she hangs out and doesn't eat my elderly neighbor's cats. Even though her (the elderly neighbor's) cats are assholes.
 
2021-03-04 11:22:32 AM  
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2021-03-04 11:23:51 AM  
Must be some small baldies in PA, unless it was a young parent.  They get farking huge in Oregon.
 
2021-03-04 11:25:12 AM  
I got attacked by an owl at night, it was scary!
 
2021-03-04 11:25:14 AM  
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2021-03-04 11:26:03 AM  
That happened to the Steelers too. When the Browns showed up.
 
2021-03-04 11:27:08 AM  
Owls are awesome.
 
2021-03-04 11:27:58 AM  
Eagles are cool but they are overrated. Owls are top tier apex.
 
2021-03-04 11:29:18 AM  
That owl be trollin!
 
2021-03-04 11:32:04 AM  

farkinlovit: Must be some small baldies in PA, unless it was a young parent.  They get farking huge in Oregon.


Not sure their exact size, but my understanding is that Bald Eagles get generally larger the closer you get to Alaska.

This pair has been around for at least five years and have had several viable offspring.

The fact that we have any bald eagles within the city limits, given our history of industrial pollution, is impressive.
 
2021-03-04 11:32:19 AM  
Eagles like, "Knock it off Gary!"
 
2021-03-04 11:42:33 AM  

iheartscotch: kevlar51: We had a Great Horned Owl sitting at the base of a tree in our yard one day. I was excited to see it because we've got a rodent issue in our yard, and the snakes can only do so much to address them.

I was worried it was sick though because it wasn't moving around, but after about 30 min we noticed it poking at something in the ground. Then eventually it pulled a huge black snake out of the ground and walked it across the yard into the woods. So much for helping to control the rodent population.

There's an absolutely massive owl that lives right next to my bedroom window. She's been going to town on the mice.

/ I hope she hangs out and doesn't eat my elderly neighbor's cats. Even though her (the elderly neighbor's) cats are assholes.


Maybe it will eat the neighbor.
 
2021-03-04 11:45:19 AM  
Great horned owls are predators.

Bald eagles are scavengers.

Just sayin'.
 
2021-03-04 12:02:18 PM  

Noxious1: Great horned owls are predators.

Bald eagles are scavengers.

Just sayin'.


Bald eagles are opportunist predators and mainly eat fish. They only scavenge where there is no food.
 
2021-03-04 12:05:05 PM  
I came across my first Great Horned in the wild while backcountry hiking (early morning) in Southern Utah a few months ago. Freaking huge.

My favorite fact about owls is how their special feathers on the leading edge of their wings allow them to be almost dead silent until it's too late. With most raptors, the prey can sometimes hear them coming.
 
2021-03-04 12:41:09 PM  
Owls are cool.

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2021-03-04 12:42:03 PM  
I was standing on my deck one night, smoking...something...when two Great Horned Owls decided to have a mid-air collision/fight about six feet off the ground, ten feet in front of me. Sure, they're silent in flight, but when they hit each other, they ain't silent. Scared the ever-loving crap out of me. My wife came running out like "Did you just murder someone?!"
 
2021-03-04 1:05:16 PM  
How is the headline not "Owl be right back?"
 
2021-03-04 1:27:01 PM  

Marcos P: Noxious1: Great horned owls are predators.

Bald eagles are scavengers.

Just sayin'.

Bald eagles are opportunist predators and mainly eat fish. They only scavenge where there is no food.


Yeah I was wondering what the baldies were eating in Pittsburgh.  They normally eat fish but these two must eat garbage or something.  No wonder they're so small.
 
2021-03-04 1:33:12 PM  
Probably the same owl that got Kathleen Peterson.
 
2021-03-04 2:18:42 PM  
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2021-03-04 2:21:57 PM  
A certain amount of rivalry between raptors is healthy. I'm concerned that the old lady doesn't seem to give a damn.
 
2021-03-04 10:55:05 PM  
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The owl infestation begins...
 
2021-03-05 3:03:24 AM  
Besides giving our dogs shell-shock, the many, many asshole fireworks enthusiasts in my area drive off the owls for weeks at a time.

If you shoot off fireworks illegally, or in the middle of the goddam night, seriously -- fark you.
 
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