This month’s #SuperSnap features a barred owl swooping across the frame with a squirrel clutched firmly in its talons. Owls usually hunt from dusk until dawn, so we are very fortunate to have captured this bright daytime image.
Barred owls can easily be recognized when they give their infamous, “who-cooks-for-you?” call. Their namesake comes from the bar pattern on their feathers.
A huge thanks to Zooniverse participant msyfoopoo99 for the #SuperSnap nomination!
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Snapshot Saturday: July 14th, 2018
Owls rarely make appearances on Snapshot Wisconsin cameras, but they sure know how to make it memorable when they do! Check out this Short-eared Owl captured on a camera at the Buena Vista Wildlife Area in Portage County.
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