Photo credit: Barry Mansell
The Owls of Florida
In the Seminole language, Owl is: o - pa
Some of the following information is from SECO.
Florida has five Owls:
Great Horned, Barn, Burrowing, Screech and Barred.
These magnificent birds of prey have a diet that helps keep
the rodent population under control in Florida as
they eat mice, rats, skunks, snakes and of course
the very tasty Palmetto bug.
A shocking statistic, one barn owl can eat over a 1,000 mice in a year!
Owls are able to capture so many night creatures because
of a special feather construction, which quiets their flight
and enables them to sneak up on even their fastest prey.
Their big eyes, great hearing and the ability to rotate their heads
nearly full circle, gives them even more advantage and
make these birds one of the best hunters in the world.
Owls are not only beautiful to look at, but they also help keep our
environment from becoming overrun with harmful insects.
Now we need to assure their future as our thanks for this service,
by preventing their natural habitats from being stolen
by developers with only concrete and dollars on their minds.
Walking with the Alligators
Write to gator woman
Last edited January 11, 2009
Copyright © 2000 - 2009 gator_woman.tripod.com All rights reserved.