Yeah Great Horned Owl, or at least I'm positive one of them was but I can't remember well with the other. I didn't mention that they were possibly both GHO because I didn't realize they weren't a regional thing.to this day I try to hide my state but it's harder to blend in with the fat here than it was on the KC
You know what I'm actually not quite entirely sure just where the fuck I even got that idea from. I think it might actually even be a Native American type thing, but I've never known any of them and to the best of my knowledge it isn't a common thing. It's just another one of the peculiar superstitions I've got about things that apparently some others do as well, like finding out white actually does mean death, it's just not from my culture. Funnily enough I don't give a shit about white lighters and have specifically bought them to dry on them though, but I don't use white bed sheets or blankets for this reason.
Some superstitions just seem completely intuitive and natural to me and I often see them play out in reality in abject defiance of obvious logic and reason. Sighting an Owl in daylight not far from you strikes me as one of a messenger from the underworld sort of, or some such similar thing as the omen of a death for no obvious reason, but it's what I have experienced. Unless possibly you're going like birdwatching and birdhunting.
I feel bad for the mice though. You could sometimes find owl pellets on the forest floor filled with bones and hair which is a pretty brutaland metal af
thing to think about happening to someone or something that feels fear and pain. Just minding your business at night looking for a nibble and then with no warning a silent death takes you.
>and the sheer bulk of the animal.
Owls are pretty f'ing small actually. What they can do is what many birds do which is puff out their feathers to look intimidating when they feel threatened, which is most of the time when a human encounters them, or fights over mating. When you get a bird wet unless it's a chicken or some kind of ground bird they're amazingly thin and tiny.
It's kind of a retarded video but you get the ideahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j1NGmCCvac
They only look big. Keep in mind, these things have to fly, and do it silently. That means they evolutionarily can't afford to even add a gram of unneccesary weight.
>Cats are notorious pird killing machines. Luckily there are no outdoor cats in my area.
I know. It's only been lately thinking about it that I realize there is a pretty good point to complaining about people's damn pet cats especially the ones that get to wander outside. Makes me also feel less bad about obese cats, because the fat fuckers can't arse themselves to destroy our songbirds.
>Polite sage because the thread has been bumped a lot today
Yeah but it's a really good cozy one.