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Carol , Coalhurst, Alberta


I live in a rural community, and at night we sometimes hear screech owls.

A couple of summers ago, as I was walking in our yard one morning, I spotted the owl sitting on a post. I walked slowly back to the house to get my camera, and managed to get a picture of him just as he turned toward me. Of course, he then flew away.

A couple of days later, my neighbour said that they found a dead owl in their yard. He had landed on an electrical transformer, and died, as well as blowing out their electrical service to their house. I went over to see him, and sure enough it was the same owl I had snapped a photo of. I took a picture of him, so now I have both photos of this lovely creature. How sad that he is gone.

Coalhurst, Alberta