A little while ago, two great horned owls were calling to each other from treetops across the small woodlot from each other as it got dark. I've never been so near to wild owls until I lived here.
Every time the male hooted, he stuck his tail up for some reason. I knew it was the male b/c their hoots are always lower-pitched than females. Then I watched them fly away. Their hoots are LOUD if you're close by. I could hear them from inside the house.
I believe I might get paid this week.
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