Do owls eat road kill?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by r4eboxer, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    I was on the road tonight around 10:30 and in the middle of the road I noticed there was something that I thought was a raccoon or possum. As I came up on it my lights hit it right in the face. It was a round face with the white all the way around. It did not move but did not seem to have the body of an owl. It was the size of a small dog and was eating road kill.

    Yikes that was one very scary looking animal. [​IMG] I hope it doesn't decide to come down the road a few miles for a chicken dinner.
     
  2. Wild Prime

    Wild Prime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen owls eat roadkill. My brother is a trucker and he almost hit an owl that was eating a dead deer on the shoulder of the highway.
     
  3. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes
     
  4. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Quote:Yikes I googled images of owls and yep it was an owl. Omg it almost looked like the devil in disguise. Never ever want to come face to face with one of those again.
     
  5. Wild Prime

    Wild Prime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That wouldve scared me too. Wonder if it was a barn owl?
     
  6. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Quote:That wouldve scared me too. Wonder if it was a barn owl?

    It had a really white face with the feathers all around in a circle like a sunflowers petals go outward. The face was flat and the body of it was bent over and it looked like the body of a dog. CrEePy

    From the images I googled it did not look like a WV barn owl.
     
  7. Wild Prime

    Wild Prime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm... I'll call it the mysterious demon owl and hope i never meet it [​IMG]
     
  8. gpwelding1

    gpwelding1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    many times people see this and think an owl is eating road kill.in reality,they are eating a fresh kill they have just caught either on or near the road.[​IMG]
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Could be barred owl....those things are everywhere and I love them!
     
  10. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they will, and so do other birds of prey.
     

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