[Tweeters] Great horned owl and skunks

Rob Sandelin floriferous at msn.com
Thu Jan 28 10:23:30 PST 2010

As kid the owl nest behind our house was easy to find because they fed on
skunks and often brought them to the nest. Roadkill skunk was a common scent
when I was a kid (late 50's mid 60's) Skunks are now gone from this part of
Snohomish County but probably not from owl predation.

Rob Sandelin
Naturalist, Writer, Teacher
Snohomish County


From: tweeters-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Tim Haller
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 10:02 PM
To: Tweeters
Subject: [Tweeters] RE: Ssssh. Don't tell the cat people

I once met a gentleman who worked for the RMBO in Colorado, who said that
his studies of Great Horned Owls (+pellets) indicated that they eat a LOT of
'domestic' cat. I doesn't surprise me to learn that other owls do the same.

I know that there's a GHOW in our neighborhood, so our cats don't go out at
night. :)

Tim Haller
Vancouver, WA
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