Who is the killer?

To: "'Robin and Rupert Irwin'" <>, <>
Subject: Who is the killer?
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:56:45 +1100

The feathers are absolutely from a Tawny Frogmouth. Now that does not identify the killer but there are lots of options: owl, raptor, cat, dog………. If there is a connection to possum, it may likely be a Powerful Owl as the predator.




From: Birding-Aus [ On Behalf Of Robin and Rupert Irwin
Sent: Friday, 14 December, 2018 11:34 AM
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Who is the killer?



We live on 3 acres just outside Torquay in Victoria.  There is of course quite a bit of activity at night but in the last few weeks we have had 3 occurrences which have left us wondering.  The first thing we found was a small amount of fur and an entrail at least 2 feet long, and absolutely nothing else.  The second was a possum with a hole in its side and no other damage.  Finally we found these attached feathers under pine trees - again nothing else.  The feathers are 23cms long.  Any suggestions would be much appreciated!


Robin Irwin  

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