Spotted Owl

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This female Northern Spotted Owl was really a pleasure to see. She was with two young but not apparently threatened by us. This is always a touchy situation since it is always possible that a wild animal will think you are a danger to their young and attack you. We get many emails here about owls attacking people who get too close to a nest. Although we were cautious it was not the case here and this female flew in very close to see us. Special thanks to Steven Pennington who led us to see her. What a beautiful owl!

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