Earthly Mission

Snow Print of Owl Capturing Rabbit


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.


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


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

Post your comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons