I just punched an owl!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by feff94, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. feff94

    feff94 Out Of The Brooder

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    The story goes like this...
    This morning I was walking out to the car to go to work , and I heard the hens making more noise than usuall.
    I walked over to the coop opened the door to see all were on the coop floor and obviously shaken about something!
    I looked to my left to see two hens, I reached to pet one, and then to other except te second turned it's head to reveal
    that it was an owl!!!!!! Instintively I backhanded the bird! It slammed against the wall and did not get up for a second or two
    I was reaching down to grab it in rage, and it lunged at my face I duct as it landed on my head and then pushed off to fly out
    The door!!!!

    Crazy story I was high as a kite with adrenaline for an hour or so afterwards,
    Hopefully that wS enough to scare it off for good:cool:
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Quote:I hope it doesn't come back. [​IMG] How did it get in the coop? I cant believe the owl didn't freak out when you came in. [​IMG]
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    [​IMG] I am so glad you're OK, but it was so funny to read you "Just punched out an owl!" [​IMG]
     
  4. feff94

    feff94 Out Of The Brooder

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    The one night I forgot to tuck the girls in and close the door, it went in through the chicken door!!
    The owl was calm I could have mistakenly pet it had I not went primal on it:D
     
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  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Owls are beautiful, aren't they. I would have been so startled too! Maybe I would have gone all "kung fu" on it! [​IMG]
     
  6. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    careful... i hope they are not a protected species [​IMG]
     
  7. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    They are protected but you allowed to protect yourself. Snakes are protected in my state but if you are threatened you can kill them.

    I was walking my usual walk a couple of years ago and there was a pair in a rather tall tree and one swooped down and missed my head by a foot when I ducked to avoid being hit. My guess is they had a nest. I walked through that area very guarded after that attack. They must be very bold birds. Glad nobody was hurt.
     
  8. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I coulda done that to the pair of hawks that killed my duck on thanksgiving! I probably would have reacted the same way you did! TG none of your birds were hurt!
     
  9. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad you're okay, the chickens are okay, and the owl too! : )
     
  10. Talihofarms

    Talihofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now you have to close up the hole the owl got in through.

    Better than the hole in your head that you my recieve if you and the owl decide to enter into mortal combat.
    [​IMG]
     

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