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Plan to Help Rare Owl by Killing Others
Philly.com ^ | 4/27/2007 | TIM FOUGHT

Posted on 04/27/2007 6:20:37 PM PDT by dirtboy

PORTLAND, Ore. - A few hundred aggressive cousins of the threatened northern spotted owl may be killed by government agents with shotguns under a proposed federal plan.

The spotted owl was listed as threatened 17 years ago, and its numbers continue to dwindle through much of its range in the Pacific Northwest, federal officials said Thursday in proposing the plan to prevent the species from dying out.

The barred owls have crowded their cousins, the spotted owls, out of prime habitat, sometimes even attacking them. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes that thinning the number of barred owls will allow the spotted owl to move back into historic nesting areas and increase its numbers.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; barredowls; owl; spottedowl; usfws

1 posted on 04/27/2007 6:20:42 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy; rzeznikj at stout

2 posted on 04/27/2007 6:22:49 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: dirtboy

Why do we insist on interfering with the law of the jungle? I thought that man was the reason spotted owls were endangered, now we find out it’s just other owls? LOL.


3 posted on 04/27/2007 6:25:29 PM PDT by lmr (The answers to life don't involve complex solutions.)
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To: dirtboy

Mother Nature’s a B!tch.


4 posted on 04/27/2007 6:26:31 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (See Rock City!)
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To: dirtboy
Maybe the Barred owls should change their name...
5 posted on 04/27/2007 6:28:57 PM PDT by BILLNHILL MAKE ME ILL (Never forget our troops or what they are doing for us...)
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To: martin_fierro

6 posted on 04/27/2007 6:29:42 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: BILLNHILL MAKE ME ILL

I have a National Geographic bird book and it says Spotted Owls are declining in part because the Barred Owls are out-competing them.


7 posted on 04/27/2007 6:30:04 PM PDT by dirtboy (JimRob's 12th Commandment: Thou shall not trash actual pubbies on FR to pimp false pubbies)
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To: dirtboy

The spotted owl must be preserved! It tastes great when barbequed.


8 posted on 04/27/2007 6:32:31 PM PDT by LibKill ("RUDY GIULIANI" is just "HILLARY CLINTON" misspelled and wearing a dress.)
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To: dirtboy

Well, then capture as many as possible [there are not that many of them anyway], and keep them in captive breeding programs in zoos and aviaries.


9 posted on 04/27/2007 6:34:22 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: Salamander

10 posted on 04/27/2007 6:35:47 PM PDT by thecabal
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To: thecabal
Damn, I knew about moose and cheese threads on FR.

I had no idea I was starting an owl and cheese thread.

11 posted on 04/27/2007 6:38:10 PM PDT by dirtboy (JimRob's 12th Commandment: Thou shall not trash actual pubbies on FR to pimp false pubbies)
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12 posted on 04/27/2007 6:46:07 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: dirtboy
I had to complete the trifecta...I couldn't help myself...mwah hah hah hah.

I musta missed the moose thread. Did a moose once bite your sister?

13 posted on 04/27/2007 6:46:25 PM PDT by thecabal
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To: LibKill

Spotted Owl tastes like chicken.

I also have a great recipe for robin and meadowlark, although I much prefer robin in the spring.....


14 posted on 04/27/2007 6:49:54 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: thecabal
Swedish Treat: Moose Cheese
15 posted on 04/27/2007 6:50:35 PM PDT by dirtboy (JimRob's 12th Commandment: Thou shall not trash actual pubbies on FR to pimp false pubbies)
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To: Trteamer; LibKill

Sounds like them “government agents with shotguns” are gonna be eatin’ good, anyhow.


16 posted on 04/27/2007 6:56:07 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: dirtboy

“The barred owls have crowded their cousins, the spotted owls, out of prime habitat, sometimes even attacking them.”

Looked in my bird book and these look pretty much alike. It appears that the only way to accurately tell them apart is to apply the Audubon technique. You shoot them so they hold still while you paint their picture.


17 posted on 04/27/2007 7:09:32 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: dirtboy; george76

I have a lot of barred owls here, was listening to a couple who who who whooing just the other night.


18 posted on 04/27/2007 7:18:44 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

It appears to me that liberals teach evolution so that they can override it by their social engineering policies and programs. It makes them feel powerful and in control.


19 posted on 04/27/2007 7:45:32 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: thecabal

20 posted on 04/27/2007 8:23:08 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: dirtboy
the plan to prevent the species from dying out.

The northern spotted owl is not a species. It's a subspecies. The writer and editor don't care about that fact, though.

21 posted on 04/27/2007 9:02:08 PM PDT by grundle
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I recently moved to a more rural area, though not really out in the country. The other night we could hear two owls hooting at each other for a long time. I’ve never heard that before in my life. It was cool.


22 posted on 04/27/2007 9:09:15 PM PDT by wideminded
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