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Snow Print of Owl Capturing Rabbit

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This was submitted by Holsti97 to summitpost back in 2006. He wrote:

“Follow the rabbit tracks. BAM! The tracks suddenly end where the wing prints of an owl start. This picture was taken by a friend of a friend who teaches in Bethel, Alaska. Photo by Susan Barstow.”

Apparently Susan is not the only person to have been lucky enough to encounter such a thing with a camera in her hand. Check out this one, for example – it was found in Chicago earlier this year. Indeed, another abrupt end for one critter in the talons of a bird of prey.

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Naturalist Margaret Gadzaka pointing to the snow print. (Credit: Red Oak Nature Center)

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The snow print shows mouse tracks coming to an abrupt end. (Credit: Red Oak Nature Center)



1 Comment

  1. Fred Gralenski

    I don’t believe that’s an owl catching a rabbit. Those tracks aren’t rabbit tracks. The owl landed there and walked off. The mouse and owl tracks are believable

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