Was surprised to see a huge owl out in the back yard today, sitting in the snow. He was just sitting on the ground in the snow. When I went out to scare him away I could see the remains of my African goose. I didn't know an owl would take on such a large bird. The hawks and eagles never bothered my birds. Now I have to worry about owls. The geese are being kept in a pen surrounded by electric poultry netting. Their house is just 3 sided filled with straw to give them a place to sleep out of the wind. Never expected they would fall prey to an owl. Can't build another shelter now as it's just too cold. Will have to build in the spring if I have any geese left. Will call Fish and Wildlife to find out if owls are protected animals.