Barred Owl

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In many cultures around the world there are beliefs and/or mystical meanings surrounding the presence and appearance of the owls. This Barred Owl showed up on Susan's mother's back porch looking in at her through her office window. Susan says that it was an unusually tame owl that allowed her to approach very close while she took photos as it sat on the birdhouse built by her father who had recently passed away. Interestingly it only stayed for a couple days and then left. The owl had also never been seen before and not since. Susan took these photos in February of 2008 in Royalton, Vermont.

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