Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Owl takes a bath

A few days ago, I arrived at my friend's house to find her dragging a hose over the deck. "what are you doing?" I asked. She replied, " there is an owl in the tree, I have already poked at with my cane from a few feet away, and it won't fly away, so I am going to squirt it with this hose"

"here let me have the hose and I will see what I can do" I replied. 

You see, my friend loves her critters and birds, especially these cute wee squirrels, and one of the three squirrels has gone missing, so my friend is assuming that the owl is there to get the other two. 

Both my friend and I stood with mouths hanging open in disbelief, as I gave the owl a couple of blasts of water from the hose, and it just sat there with that wide eyed look, ruffling it's feathers as if to say " thank you for the nice bath" The owl then sat there for another few minutes looking at us both standing just about six feet away, before finally flying off.
There are still two of the squirrels visiting the feeders, so perhaps the owl has given up for now.

4 comments:

rasimah abdul rahman said...

I really love your day..

Kim and Victoria said...

Amazing. I didn't know owls would eat squirrels but I should have guessed.

GRACE PETERSON said...

That's a tough one. I love squirrels but I love owls too. Who to root for? Great photos!

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