a bird? --- SEQ, 500m asl

Subject: a bird? --- SEQ, 500m asl
From: Judith L-A <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:46:42 +1000
Thanks to you all who wrote back about this. The consensus appears to be
1/ Powerful Owl, or
2/ Barking Owl, or perhaps
3/ fox.

This was the order of likelihood I'd reached too -- until I was reading a
book of David Hollands, where he recounted Powerful Owls first eating the
possum-head. Floored, I then searched Debus & so on, looking for the
place/s where I'd read of Powerful Owls discarding the head... but sadly I
couldn't find the reference/s.

I've recorded Barking Owl (heard) once in 16 years where we are. Samford
Valley, further south, is said to be "Home of the Powerful Owl", though
I've never heard them up where we are. The foxes, well, I've seen them
roadside up to about 350m now. But not where we are, yet.

Thanks, all.

 On 25 Jun 2014, at 12:39, Judith L-A <>
>>> wrote:
>>> Anyone have an idea what predator might take a possum & leave the fresh
>>> head behind? (Probably Ringtail or Brushtail: all that's readable is the
>>> snout.)
>>> Thanks,
>>> Judith
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