06 December 2006

Owls really are nocturnal

It was after 2:30 last night. I'd shut off the light, climbed into bed, closed my eyes. And then I heard an owl. So as not to be mistaken for something else, it hooted again. And again, and again. Eventually, it got what I think was a reply. There was an exchange and then the hooting receded as they flew somewhere else. Just as well, I hadn't really wanted to be up that late in the first place.

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  1. There used to be an owl that sat in the crabapple tree outside my apartment all the time at night. It didn't have what I would call a normal hoot. It gave this ridiculously looooong hoot that sounded like, "Hoo-hoo-hoo-HOOOOOOO-hoo-hoo-hoo-oooooooo!" and, after a few times each evening, that bird gave me the giggles so bad, I couldn't sleep until it stopped. It was the joke owl. :-)

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  2. Mine was more like "Hoo-hoo-WOOOOO, hoo-hoo-WOOOOO!" Good times. ;)

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