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A BIG Owl! common all over the North America. Eats whatever it wants! raccoons, Great Blue Heron's squirrels, Cats !! other owls. Blends in very well.
Can be found most anywhere from City scapes to scrubby backwoods. This Owl was found along the Clark's Fork River at the Convergence of the Yellowstone River...at a new little wildlife reserve called Sundance Lodge Recreation ~ it has an Indian name that i missplaced :(
i had passed by it on this new trail giving access to the Clark's Fork R. when i heard a Woodpecker probably a Downey but possibly a Hairy...as i focused in on the woodpecker the action no doubt startled the GHO and it took off about 20 yards ~ giving me a some nice poses as it must have found the interaction of model and photographer mildly amusing. Pretty exciting really.