Unusual road kill??

To: Wendy and Stewart <>
Subject: Unusual road kill??
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:48:38 +1000

On out trip to Port Lincoln we flushed a Barn Owl from a Melaleuca in coastal scrub at about 1600 - which would fit the timing of your event.  It was still daylight but heading towards evening so perhaps the bird was getting ready to go hunting. 

It certainly had a full alimentary canal when it took off, a situation remedied in an extreme manner within about 4 wingbeats - fortunately not over our heads.


On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 9:35 AM, Wendy and Stewart <> wrote:

Yesterday at 1645, 15 kms east of Temora on Burley Griffin Way, there was a recently killed Barn Owl.  From the appearance of the injuries, the fact that it had not been run over since the original hit, and that I’m pretty sure it wasn’t there when we went out, I think the accident must have occurred between 1430 and 1630 in full daylight.


Isn’t this a bit unusual?


Stewart May.

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