Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ice Skating Owls

With the extremely chilly weather, I find myself looking for pictures about cold weather. This one is kind of odd. Note the mice (or rats) tied around the owls' necks. Ken said, "Well, if they need a snack...!" Good point.


shrbrisc said...

it gave me chills

rdautumnsage said...

Strange indeed! Period pictures tend to be closer to the truth of real life depictions. So I think Ken might be right. Just don't tell him I said so. Men let it go to their heads. (Hugs) Indigo

luvrte66 said...

Nah, Indigo, never fear, Ken's a sweetie. One of the hard lessons we (especially me) have had to learn with living in the country is that nature has her own agenda. There have been nights when I've heard something actually screaming outside...I don't know if it's a rabbit, or what, or what is preying on it, but it's a terrible sound. I don't doubt that you would love to hear any of these sounds, but they really are awful to hear. Ken has found things on our property that he has kept from me, because he knows how upset I get about any harm that comes to our critters.

I try to understand that there is a cycle, and that nature isn't always pretty. But it's never easy. I know that things eat and get eaten, but it's still upsetting to see!