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The Snow Angel of Death

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Image of the Week #77, January 28th, 2013:


From: The Last Thing the Squirrel Saw by Kyle Hill at Guest Blog.

Source: Gavin Murphy

The snow breaks its silence to tell the story of a dramatic evening encounter: an owl swoops down, talons extended, and plucks an unsuspecting rodent from the snow.



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  1. 1. Postman1 10:43 pm 01/29/2013

    An absolutely cool picture. One question though: Is it likely a squirrel as the caption states? I would place my money on a mouse instead, as most squirrels aren’t nocturnal. Thanks!

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  2. 2. oldhopalong 8:18 pm 02/6/2013

    photoshop. no mouse tracks before “encounter”. You can fool some of the people all the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all the people all the time. Much like the Higgs boson. Nice origami though.

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