Monday, July 21, 2008

Terror of the night (for mice and small nocturnal animals)

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This beauty was perched 40 feet up in a tree behind my house. I heard him fly in, grabbed my camera and shot about 6 or 8 pics...there was a feeling of nobility and truth in the air. This bird of prey - this raptor is the highest of the high on the food chain. Nothing hunts an owl. And with the efficiency of an F-14 this terror from the sky swooped down with deadly precision and ate everything in it's path. After looking directly at me, unafraid, it spread it's 5 foot wingspan and flew off - it was like an event, the taking off, like the forest and everything in it stopped, as this great predator rose from it's perch and flew back from where it came, deep into the forest.

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