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Great Gray in the Snow..... | by John Sikkila
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Great Gray in the Snow.....

Something one just doesn't get to see very often is a great gray owl pounce on a unsuspecting vole beneath the snows.....The hearing of these large majestic owls is simply uncanny!...They can hear a vole(mouse) beneath the deep snows up to 2' or so from 50 yards away (as this one)....Dive feet first unto their prey....They rarely miss!...Amazing birds!.....Image from northern Minnesota....

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Taken on December 23, 2011