Photo of the Day

an owl striking a mouse in Minnesota
April 10, 2013

Owl and Mouse, Minnesota

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos Great gray owls come south from Canada into Minnesota during the winter to find food. This owl was on the north shore of Lake Superior, just south of Two Harbors, Minnesota. We happened to find him as the sun was setting, and in the evening light, we were able to be in a position to see an owl that was hunting when a mouse came out, and the owl was quick to pounce and pick up an evening meal. (This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.) Editor's Note, April 18, 2013: Since first posting this picture, we've received additional information. The mouse was placed in position to attract the owl. Watch a video about owls » See pictures of birds of prey »
Photograph by Tom Samuelson, My Shot

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