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This owl was in my backyard around dusk. I believe that it may have been hunting the wild cottontail bunnies that I had seen a few nights before this owl showed up. I kept getting woken up by this owl hooting in the middle of the night (around 2 or 3 a.m.) for several nights and then was surprised when I actually saw it in my backyard. It was not scared of me and let me get pretty close to it to take these shots.