Category Archive 'Screech Owl'

23 Jun 2014

Tiny Little Screech Owl Stares Down Texas Sissy

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Colton Wright of Fort Worth, Texas achieved dubious international renown, even making British and Canadian newspapers, by posting two short videos depicting his own impression of a 1950s housewife terrified of a bat getting caught in her hair. In Wright’s case, all the shrieking and foul language was occasioned by the presence of a handsome and tiny, little red morph screech owl.

Wright shared roughly a minute of his hysteria and pleading with the fearsome predator, but apparently the confrontation between owl and rodent went on for something like 40 minutes. In the end, Wright successfully persuaded the owl to perch on his Swiffer mop, then maneuvered his passenger out an open widow.

Lord! What a fuss over a tiny bird. There was a time when Americans used to wrestle alligators for fun and take on black bears with Bowie knives.

Daily Mail

Toronto Sun

Hat tip to Karen L. Myers.

25 Jan 2014

Now Living in My Outhouse

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Eastern Screech owl (Megascops asio).

I noticed that the one remaining door on our unused, and long-neglected, outhouse had become open recently. Yesterday, when returning from running an errand, Karen found the culprit who obviously somehow opened that door. It was a Screech owl, who has evidently taken up residence. Karen managed to grab a photo with her cell phone, and put our new neighbor’s picture up on her own blog.

That outhouse was used once briefly a very long time ago, when a major storm knocked out the power for days and days. No power, no well. No well, no flush toilets in the house. My father, at one point, repaired it and had it in excellent order. But we had not visited the farm for over a decade until recently, and a lot of the outbuildings need repairs and a fresh coat of paint.


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