7 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

    1. Pete: He’s got you down for that in your next life, matey.
      There’s hardly a truer phrase than ‘The accident of birth’.

    1. I’m definitely edible, but I have a size advantage.

      from http://www.pauldfrost.co.uk/gthornedowl.html

      The Great Horned Owl has the reputation of being the only owl that has killed man. There are several variations on this story. One suggests the the person concerned was wearing a raccoon hat when walking close to a nesting site & was attacked by mistake. Another suggests that the person was attempting to reach the nest of the owl and was attacked in defence of the eggs or young. It has also been suggested that for whatever reason the person was attacked, he actually died of a heart attack, out of fright, rather than the owl physically killing him.

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