with animals and nature can sometimes be challenging. I have struggled with
both roe deer and wolves, been hit, chewed on, chased and yelled at but never
so dishonest treated as from an Ural owl!
immediately heeded the warning, the loud snapping beak, and quickly removed
myself from the settlement I was beaten! I did not have to take many steps
before the battering ram hit me. The cap flew about five feet while I fell
forward with several stinging bloody streaks across the scalp. If it had been a
tourist, or a curious senior citizen … But me! At work, on official business!
finally caught sight of the evildoer, I was pissed. It looked completely
unaware and protested it’s innocence. Who, me? I’m just a sweet little owl …
now they have kids and can be extra grumpy. Be careful out there!
Vimyren Nature Reserve 2005-05-28