A Great Horned Owl got into the peafowl pen the night before last and tore the head off of one of my juvenile peahens. Poor thing! It was bad, but we are lucky he only killed the one - now five are left (2 hens and 3 cocks). The owl came in along the side where the top netting meets the top of the metal fencing. Once in, he was stuck in there all night because he couldn't get out. He was likely in there for more than 7 hours. I certainly learned a lesson - they go into their shed every night now. I was leaving the door open all night so they could come and go as they pleased. They did not want to go in when it got dark and I figured nothing could get in and hurt them so it wasn't a big deal to just let them stay out if they wanted. They are big birds, but the owl still managed to kill one. The owl was still in the pen when I went in - as I said, he couldn"t get out. The peas had done some damage to his right eye, so I am not sure how he is going to do, either. From what I have read, Great Horned Owls are nesting at this time of year, so he was probably out looking for food for his mate. Such a waste! I learned too late that they all need to go inside whether they want to or not. Of course, since the incident have all gone inside on their own and have been ready for the door to be closed as soon as it gets dark.