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In North America, these large owls are the ariel apex predators of the night, so it was amazing to see one openly flying in daylight. While red foxes, mountain lions, and coyotes will prey on skunks on extremely rare occasions, great horned owls are their only true natural predators. Their near-silent flight, thanks to extremely soft feathers with brush-like taper, and binocular vision with resolution thought to be eight times better than our own, which can also see perfectly in the blackest nights, makes a terrifying foe to any of its prey.
Lat: 38.31, Long: -122.93
Spotted on Nov 26, 2019
Submitted on Nov 26, 2019
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