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Barred owl hunts in daylight, feasts on rabbit meal

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Even though it was about 35 below in the meadow Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, I know spring is on the way.

Why am I so certain? Because Stan from Becida smelled a skunk Friday, Feb. 15 in the Guthrie area.

If the weather is mild, skunks do sometimes come out of their winter dens for a stroll and a meal. However, mid- to late February is the official start of skunk mating season, so I wouldn't be surprised if we all got a whiff of this springtime fragrance very soon.

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