Any problems with Owl?

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  1. The Past macrumors 6502

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    I have this fellow showing up near my house and with each passing day he gets a tree closer. Should I be concerned (any dangers to pets/kids/nesting issues) or is this common? I live in a heavily wooded area, hear owls all the time but never seen one until now.
     

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  2. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    Owls will help with rodents running around the yard - I think it's unlikely they will take your kids (but watch out for flying moneys- those things are freaking scary). It's interesting that it is slowly moving closer. Kind of Hitchcockian.
     
  3. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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  4. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    You know it's coming, right? :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. The Past thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL! Very funny, all. Relieved to hear that no obvious problems to foresee. Help with rodents is welcome news. Saw one last year and did not like it.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The rodent probably told his friends something similar and then, he moved out.

    I've never known owls to be a nuisance, except that they're usually loud. He's probably trying to determine where the old family tree is. Unfortunately, it's probably where your house sits.
     
  7. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I wish I had an owl near my place, they're amazing animals..

    make friends with the owl I say...
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    [​IMG]

    I so want to get "O RLY" as my license plate, but I just renewed mine last month so I have awhile.

    Anyways, carry on with the owl discussion :D
     
  9. Aeolius macrumors 6502a

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    A barred owl , perhaps? We get those (along with deer, raccoons, possums, foxes, turkey vultures, bobcats, etc) in our backyard. They can sound really spooky, when they get going.
     
  10. The Past thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Followed the link, thanks. That's what it is. Now I can see, we do have many squirrels and perhaps that is the attraction.

    So far no claw marks on the cat! Thankful for that.
     
  11. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Very cool owl.
    If you don't want it, I'll trade you a dozen European Starlings and two seagulls. Please. Two dozen, even.


    Anyway, who gives two hoots?
     

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