One Lucky Raptor!
This is one lucky little Northern Pygmy Owl! Laura watched 2 cars swerve to miss him as she backed up to get him out of the middle of the highway in West Point. They sit quietly hunting songbirds during the day. Songbirds often gather to mob them until they get them to fly away...these little guys weigh only about 2 ounces, but will prey on birds 3 times their size.
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PawsPartners.org is an alliance formed between A-PAL Humane Society of Amador County and Tri County Wildlife Care, the latter serving native wildlife in Amador, Calaveras, and Eastern San Joaquin Counties. Since inception we have added the Shelter Partners volunteer group, who support our local Animal Control organization, and Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART).