Impact of rat poison on Barn Owls

To: 'Laurie Knight' <>, 'Birding Aus' <>
Subject: Impact of rat poison on Barn Owls
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 09:34:29 +1100
I was interested to read about the technique they use to trap the owls:
"The scientists have to carefully put the mice inside cages that will protect 
the mice when an owl swoops down, attracted by the rodents noisily munching on 
the crackers that Hindmarch is unwrapping."

It made me wonder if one could play a recording of a munching rodent to get a 
better view of an owl. Obviously you couldn't call one in from a distance like 

Peter Shute

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