In avian populations sexual dimporphism is "reversed"
Females are typically 1/2 to 2/3rds larger than the males
as opposed to mammal populations where
the opposite is generally true.
Carlos weighs a bit over 3 pounds
but he's being fattened up for the winter
when to simulate the way things work
were he on his own, they put him on a diet.
Look at those talons.
With something like 200-300 p.s.i.
of crushing power in his talons
Carlos has one heckuva handshake
Human males average around 50 p.s.i.
Great Horned Owls are one of
the few animals that will hunt skunk
as they have no sense of smell.
GHO's are aggressive enough
they will hunt animals larger than themselves
and eat their kills on the ground without fear.
They have been known to curtail raccoon populations
either by predation or their mere presence.
An adult male raccoon can weigh 20 lbs.