Fort Doberdale’s Resident Night Owl

I’ve been trying to get a good picture of our night owl for years. She is magnificent. Every night I know she is out there by the lulling sound she makes. Lulling to me, and maybe to her prey it means something else like “Come here little animal, so I can eat you. Bahahahahaha!”

Well, last night, I happened to be in the right place at the right time.  I saw movement and watched the owl swoop out of the sky and swipe something from the tree trunk. I was hoping it was a rat, but she took it to the branch of the the tree, and ate it. There were no pieces hanging out of the beak resembling a rat. There were no pieces resembling anything, so I am going to assume it was a lizard. K?

After eating, she sat on her perch singing, and I snapped pictures. I couldn’t get to my ladder, and had to hold the camera. This was one of the better pictures. Isn’t she magnificent?

Night Owl

I wonder where she sleeps during the day. She keeps the hours of vampires.


About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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