What to do with a dead owl?

To: Greg & Val Clancy <>, "" <>
Subject: What to do with a dead owl?
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:09:45 +1000
Thanks for your suggestions, everyone. Greg's suggestion below is pretty much 
what Rory O'Brien said, but unfortunately the bird was gone when I returned 
last night.

Looking at the "hiding place" I'd chosen, it was a pretty pathetic effort. I'd 
hidden it from view from passers by, but any fox or raptor would have seen it 
with little effort. Next time I have to quickly hide an owl before I run to 
catch a train I'll try to do better.

Peter Shute

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg & Val Clancy 
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:43 PM
> To: Peter Shute; 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] What to do with a dead owl?
> Hi Peter,
> It is a good idea to send any specimens of wild fauna that
> you find to a museum and let the people there decide if it is
> of value.  Even common species can be of use as skeletons or
> for dissection, education etc.  I would suggest that
> specimens of the Southern Boobook would be very valuable in
> helping to further clarify the winter movements of the
> species from Tasmania and other areas.
> Greg Clancy
> Ecologist and Birding Guide
> Coutts Crossing

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