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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:12 PM

Ma'am, you have an owl in your grille



glad the owl was saved but watching it blink is creepy!!

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Reply Ma'am, you have an owl in your grille (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 OP
narnian60 Feb 2013 #1
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #3
narnian60 Feb 2013 #6
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #2
frogmarch Feb 2013 #4
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #5
sakabatou Feb 2013 #7
2naSalit Feb 2013 #8
sakabatou Feb 2013 #29
2naSalit Feb 2013 #36
sakabatou Feb 2013 #38
Flying Squirrel Feb 2013 #48
sakabatou Feb 2013 #49
2naSalit Feb 2013 #9
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2013 #11
2naSalit Feb 2013 #17
calimary Feb 2013 #22
2naSalit Feb 2013 #31
SayWut Feb 2013 #10
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #14
BlueStreak Feb 2013 #26
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #28
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #45
sakabatou Feb 2013 #30
2naSalit Feb 2013 #33
sakabatou Feb 2013 #35
2naSalit Feb 2013 #37
Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 #40
Motown_Johnny Feb 2013 #12
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2013 #13
Beacool Feb 2013 #15
AtomicKitten Feb 2013 #16
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2013 #18
RudynJack Feb 2013 #19
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #20
Marie Marie Feb 2013 #21
arthritisR_US Feb 2013 #34
1620rock Feb 2013 #23
Orrex Feb 2013 #24
NV Whino Feb 2013 #25
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #47
watoos Feb 2013 #27
LTR Feb 2013 #32
Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 #39
cali Feb 2013 #41
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #42
ProdigalJunkMail Feb 2013 #43
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #50
Heywood J Feb 2013 #44
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #46
catbyte Feb 2013 #51
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #52
rocktivity Apr 2013 #53
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2013 #54
rocktivity May 2013 #55

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:15 PM

1. Beautiful creatures. nt

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:16 PM

3. but creepy to see one blinking slowly from the grille. Darn those SUVs.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:18 PM

6. Nope. Remember I'm from Narnia.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:15 PM

2. Poor lady, I know I would feel bad even though it was accidental--

hope that fantastic owl is OK. What a beauty.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:16 PM

4. ohhhh, so glad the owl is okay!

I assume it is, anyway. Poor sweet little thing.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:18 PM

5. The owl will be fine.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:28 PM

7. For a bird that big, how exactly could it get inside?

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:40 PM

8. If it was in flight

when she hit it, chances are the actual position of the bird's body might have miraculously saved it by slipping into the space in the grill.

I had a bunch of those around my yard in a place I lived in several years ago, beat up my cat twice... and the cat still got away both times. They used to catch pigeons and crows and trim them out while perching in the tree outside my front porch. Many mornings I would step outside and find clipped off wings and tails of crows and pigeons lying about at the base of the tree... eewwwe!

They are beautiful though.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:45 AM

29. We have a nest pair of falcons down he street

I sometimes find that.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:15 AM

36. That's interesting

didn't know falcons would do that too but it makes sense. Where I'm at now I will occasionally find the remains of bald eagles who have become the prey of owls, kind of creepy to find those - when I'm out hiking in the woods.

I knew that what I had leaving it's discarded parts of prey in my yard though, it's nest was about forty feet from the "trimming tree" in my yard and I was privy to the November mating dance every year. Some nights there would be up to a dozen owls "hooing" from the tall trees encircling my yard, the nest was in the big Blue Spruce. They all have a different timbre so you can pick out individual voices and count how many there are. It was very educational as I had never seen Great Horned Owls in my life prior to that. I didn't care for the part where the nest resident saw my cat as food though.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #36)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:16 AM

38. Usually, I find dead squirrel remains

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #38)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:54 PM

48. Hey!

A little sensitivity here, please?

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #48)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:09 AM

49. =P

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:41 PM

9. Yeehaw Junction!!!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:49 PM

11. Beats "Jackass Junction"....

Which is the towns original name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeehaw_Junction,_Florida

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:00 PM

17. Sure does.

Thanks for that ref. I had no Idea that Yeehaw was Seminole for wolf... lends some respectability to the term. I always thought "yeehaw" and heehaw" were somewhat derogatory given the slang it turned into in modern times. My nephew, when he was two and three used to call anybody with a cowboy hat a "heehaw" because his grandfather used to watch the TV show with that name so he made that connection... and I just thought it was funny.

Very interesting. Of course, Jackass Junction was named such because that's the clientele of the historic brothel there used for transportation to the place. Place names can boggle the mind sometimes.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:42 PM

22. Son-of-a-gun! It WAS "Jackass Junction"!

Wow. That name applies to MANY teabagger strongholds, too.

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Response to calimary (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:01 AM

31. And there's a "Jackass Flats" in NV...

Just sayin' ... plenty of brothels in that state.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:42 PM

10. Reminds me of "Owl In a Box".

 





http://reynen.livejournal.com/97704.html

Owls are beautiful, wondrous animals. I'm glad the guy made it out ok.

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Response to SayWut (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:54 PM

14. those eyes!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:24 PM

26. And their prey all know about those eyes

To keep other nuisance birds away, you can get an ornament that just has the two simulated owl eyes and nothing else. That is just as effective as having a mock-up of the entire bird.

The birds are majestic perched or in flight. But their bodies aren't as big as they look. The wings and features are very deceptive. I can easily see how the bird fit through the cracks of the grille. I assume it could have been injured or else would have gotten out when the car was stopped. But it seemed to be moving well when rescued. I'm sure it will be nursed back and released into the wild.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:39 PM

28. Get over it...

What are you going to do when an advanced alien race makes contact and they have "weird" eyes?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:37 PM

45. good point.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:05 AM

33. I had no idea!

But being old will do that to a person! Thanks, I found the examples interesting.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:11 AM

35. Now it's built

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:16 AM

37. Perfect! n/t

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:24 AM

40. Still not as creepy as Josh Romney



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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:50 PM

12. Maybe she is just happy to see you.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:52 PM

13. This was no hit and run...we know now hoo dun it.

Glad there was a happy ending. Just imagine the tails that bird can tell his/her friends back in Yeehaw Junction!!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:59 PM

15. Ahhhh, the poor guy.

There he was in Central Florida minding his beeswax, flying around looking for some vittles to feed his family when BAM!!! He gets hit by a big machine and ends up inside its grill. A day later he is still stuck in it and finds himself in South Florida. Nothing wrong with Plantation, but how is he going to get back home? The wife is never going to believe his story. The least the lady could do is give him a ride back when she's done visiting her son.





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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:00 PM

16. Beautiful bird.

So glad he survived.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:02 PM

18. What a sweet lady

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:15 PM

19. Aww... poor little guy.

He seems rather accepting of his situation, though.

Glad he's OK. He's beautiful!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:26 PM

20. awwww sweet sweet owl...and so is she.

I would be crying too! Sooooo glad the owl is ok. I love them.


Oh dang I'm getting kind of choked up now.......

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:40 PM

21. Me too Blanche - here's a tissue for you.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:11 AM

34. I'm with you guys, poor little baby. I thought that

lady was a sweetie as well.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:43 PM

23. Owls and other animals, love them, respect them, please don't eat them.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:44 PM

24. Who?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:53 PM

25. Happened to me with an acorn woodpecker

I call them kamikaze birds because they dive in front of cars all the time. This one dove. I looked in the mirror expecting to see squashed woodpecker on the road. All I saw was a feather drifting to the asphalt. I thought, "Oh shit, smashed woodpecker on my grill." When I got home and checked the grill, I found this little bird alive and clinging frantically to my grill. I pried him off and let him recover and fly away. I'm sure he had tales to tell when he reached home.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:20 PM

47. A thrush chased an insect into the wheel of my car. The results were not as happy.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:33 PM

27. It's bad luck

to kill an owl. The lady was lucky; and so was the owl.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:05 AM

32. I almost hit an owl once

Driving home late on the freeway, this massive bird is jumping around on the roadway after getting clipped (after likely swooping down on a snack). Had to swerve really hard, and I'm thankful there wasn't a car in the other lane. This was a massive bird, with a wingspan almost the width of my car. Luckily I didn't soil my pants.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:19 AM

39. Awwwww

it's sooo cute!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:19 AM

41. what a sweet, sweet woman.

glad the owl is OK.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:21 AM

42. I totally love Owls. Oh and, Plantation is awesome.

This was a wonderful way to start my day. thank you

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:11 AM

43. we have one of these beauties in our back yard (a pair actually)




Haunting calls at night... and I don't think he would fit in the grill of a truck...

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #43)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:27 PM

50. beautiful

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:41 AM

44. Was its name Azazel? (NT)

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:19 PM

46. Does anyone know if male owls help feed the baby owls?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #46)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:39 PM

51. Well, I am semi-addicted to barn owl nest webcams & the male owl brings prey to mom & owlets

and I've seen him leave prey when mom was on a flyabout. Is that what you mean?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #51)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:11 PM

52. Exactly.

I hope they return that owl to the area where he was lost, just in case.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 12:03 AM

53. This video does not exist? Boo!!!



You're welcome.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #53)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 07:35 PM

54. it existed way back when I posted the thread

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #54)

Wed May 1, 2013, 01:55 AM

55. Well, you can edit your OP

to include the updated YouTube URL!


rocktivity

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