[Tweeters] Snowy Owl predation rfi

Paul Bannick paul.bannick at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 14:43:21 PST 2019


I have seen and photographed (see my latest book) Pomerine Jaegers take
young from a nest and have watched Arctic Fox try to take flightless
juveniles.

On Friday, January 11, 2019, Gary Bletsch <garybletsch at yahoo.com> wrote:


> Dear Tweeters,

>

> A third-grader has me stumped. What, if anything, preys upon Snowy Owls,

> or their eggs or young?

>

> I told her that all I can give is an educated guess: maybe humans, polar

> bears, or arctic foxes?

>

> I doubt even a Gyrfalcon would want to mess with Snowy Owls at the nest!

>

> Any information would be welcomed! I could even put in a request to get

> your name into her “Works Cited” page!

>

> Yours truly,

>

> Gary Bletsch

>

> Sent from my iPhone

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