Hunting Snowy Owl

2015-01-30

A female snowy owl hunting in the area near Eagleson and Akins (in the outskirts of Ottawa, ON) decided to go after a mallard duck. She would have succeeded if not for the fence that the duck managed to crawl under while the owl had her talons attached. They both flew off after the encounter, however I am not sure if the mallard was not mortally injured.

The hunt photos are not very good, but they do tell a story.