this morning the wifers was outside before sunrise having a cig. she opens the door and says,, Jim, look at this owl,,,, he was sitting on a pole in our alley,, it was cool looking just a hoot'n,, then it flew to the edge of the driveway on the electric pole there, i went to the front of the house to watch it, jus ta make sure she wasnt scoping out my pens,,hehe,, and she looked like she was loosing her balance,, tail went up in the air,, and all of a sudden,,, ANOTHER owl was swooping down on her ( i didnt think it was mating season) well he got on her, they fell, and a BIG spark went off,,, they both fell to the ground, and of course i went to see, 1 got up and flew away, the other TRIED to fly, but was having BIG problems,, she was about 3 feet off the ground, went across the road,, and WHAM,, a car got her i ran out and grabbed her before other cars would smoosh her,, it was almost time for my DD to wait for the bus, so i didnt want her standing there watching a bird being smooshed over and over.,, man was she pretty. and its sad she dead, they really are no threat to my birds, they stay in till its daylight. so now i guess i have to sneek off and bury her without anyone seeing me,,, it might be a pred. ,, but was not causing my birds any harm,, so sad it died like that,, but also so cool to see them try to mate, and wow surprising to see that second 1.