Giving a hoot about the T

Rob Watson photographed a "vaguely foreboding owl hanging out" above a Park Street exit tonight. A very real and alive, if vaguely foreboding, owl, he assures us.



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I mean, an owl at Park St. I thought they ate rodents. Where would an owl find a rodent near Park St?


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Lives on the mice in the station?

Because I'm an owl, that's why

You gorgeous fluffy bastid you.
Maybe the T has gone with sustainable pest containment.
How very forward of them.
Now gimme my money back & give that owl a mouse - you give it a mouse right now!

Barred owl?

It looks like a barred owl. I'm quite surprised - I didn't think owls ever came into the city, unlike hawks.

I once had one

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perchone perch on my fire escape on Beacon Hill for a couple of days. It was so lovely--big, dark, slightly bovine eyes.

Night Owl City!

Finally! The owls are invading the Subway to fill the raptor void left behind when the MBTA killed the Night Owl.


You're absolutely right, Michael Kerpan.

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Owls certainly don't make good pets, especially because they've been taken out of the habitat in the wild that they've always known. A certain amount of respect is necessary, because, no matter how cute, cuddly and/or tame an owl or any other wild, undomesticated animal may appear to be, it's still a wild animal nonetheless, and a certain amount of distance between wild animals and humans needs to be maintained. Having said all of the above, it's not only violating certain federal laws against having wild animals for pets, but it's downright cruel to the animal itself, not to mention posing a certain amount of risk to the person(s) who insist on bringing home any kind of undomesticated animal(s) as pets. People have had owls and other wild animals as pets, with disastrous results.


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This same owl was in a tree in the Granary burying ground yesterday afternoon, right out side my office window.